Viviane Crystal

Bury What We Cannot Take

By Kirstin Chen - Published 2018



1957: Drum Wave Islet in Xiamen, central China is a place where Communism has been fully incorporated into every facet of politics, the economy, ...Read Review

On Blood Road (a Vietnam War Novel)

By Steve Watkins - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

Taylor Sorenson thinks he’s a cool teenager, albeit with a huge sense of animosity toward his father, who is stationed in the ...Read Review

Shakespeare and the Resistance: The Earl of Southampton, the Essex Rebellion, and the Poems that Challenged Tudor Tyranny

By Clare Asquith - Published 2018



The title says it all! Between 1534 and 1594, Henry VIII’s Act of Supremacy changed the face and internal fabric of England. The rejection ...Read Review

The Kinship of Secrets

By Eugenia Kim - Published 2018


What would make a Korean couple, needing to travel to America for safer and better opportunities, leave behind their natural daughter and take ...Read Review

The Fall of a Sparrow

By Dan Scannell - Published 2018


Numerous theories exist regarding the authorship of William Shakespeare’s plays and poems. Contemporary historian Michael Devon finds a journal written by Henry ...Read Review

Patient X: The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa

By David Peace - Published 2018



Japanese fiction is replete with a searing obsession with darkness and beauty, which is exemplified in David Peace’s latest novel.  It is ...Read Review


By Birgitta Hjalmarson - Published 2018


Anna is a proud, intelligent older woman recounting her life in the dark, serious atmosphere of Sweden. Her story begins in the time ...Read Review

The Beekeeper’s Promise

By Fiona Valpy - Published 2018



Chateau Bellevue is initially a beautiful safe haven in rural France, where good news and celebration abound. It’s 1938, and the world is ...Read Review

The Story of H

By Marina Perezagua - By Valerie Miles (trans.) - Published 2018



August 6, 1945: the day spawning the nightmare of H. A young girl sits in a classroom when the atomic bomb is dropped from the ...Read Review

The Lopez Affair

By Ann Swinfen - Published 2017



In this 9th volume in the Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, set in the late 1500s, Queen Elizabeth I reigns successfully in England. Many ...Read Review

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