Viviane Crystal

The Secret Language of Women

By Nina Romano - Published 2015

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It’s a dangerous time in late 1800s China. The Dowager Empress Cixi secretly supports the violent attacks on foreigners by the Society ...Read Review

Birds of Passage: An Italian Immigrant Coming-of-Age Novel

By Joe Giordano - Published 2015

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Leonardo Robustelli is forced to leave Naples, Italy in 1903. A deadly feud arises between two families, and Leonardo commits a crime that forces ...Read Review

The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness

By Hayun Jung (trans.) - By Kyung-Sook Shin - Published 2015

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Literary

Our narrator writes and writes, attempting to understand how the past weaves into the present and, yes, even the future. Aware that she ...Read Review

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

By Jack Martin - Published 2015

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Mystery/Crime

In the 1930s, America is clearly a county in transition. The economy is on a downward spiral, and the majority of citizens are ...Read Review

French Concession

By Xiao Bai - Published 2015

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Mystery/CrimeThriller

Shanghai, 1931: a Chinese Nationalist official is welcomed at Shanghai Harbor with fireworks, deafening noise, a lethal bullet, and the unexpected disappearance of the ...Read Review

My Lady Viper

By E. Knight - Published 2015

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Biographical Fiction

Anne Seymour is scurrilously characterized in the court of King Henry VIII as a “viper in a nest of rabbits,” a mysterious but ...Read Review

Sherlock Holmes, the Missing Years: Japan

By Vasudev Murthy - Published 2015

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Mystery/Crime

England, 1893: Dr. John Watson is in deep mourning; Sherlock Holmes is dead. Indeed the world is also stunned by the demise of a ...Read Review

A Pinch of Nutmeg

By Christine Ambrosius - By D.W. Lovett (trans.) - Published 2015

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Jakob is fiercely passionate about cooking with the best natural ingredients. His grandmother taught him to cook the basics with a few extras, ...Read Review

Tom & Lucky and George & Cokey Flo

By C. Joseph Greaves - Published 2015

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Mystery/CrimeThriller

The beginning of this novel about syndicated crime groups reads like every other Mafia story. Charles Lucky Luciano rises to power by winnowing ...Read Review

Woman with a Blue Pencil

By Gordon McAlpine - Published 2015

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Literary

Imagine your reaction if you woke up one morning and found that almost two months had passed and no one knows you. It ...Read Review