The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson is a startling novel following the life of Persimmons Wilson, a former slave that fights in the Civil War, only to be imprisoned and hanged once he o
Jack the Ripper wreaked fear and havoc across the overcrowded slums of Whitechapel in the East End of London in 1888.
Midway through Maxine Beneba Clarke’s collection of short stories Foreign Soil, a young family man, Jackson, succumbs to “the grime an the ghosts an the gloom of Mississippi” and as a resu
The year is 1886, the place is Colfax County, New Mexico, and the situation is tense. Deputy Sheriff Tommy Stallings is tracking psychopathic bank robber Jake Flynt and his gang.
“Gloriana is a sumptuous piece of literature: an important, unbridled, and passionate piece of art.”
“A man who fights with confidence wins!” saith Uhtred to his grandchildren. So it is in this his latest adventure. If you have been reading this series, the latest tale will not disappoint.
“This is an important book; a finely crafted and well-timed, cautionary tale for a world that seems to be slipping back rather than moving forward in how we view our fellow
What happens to people who go through extreme trauma? What happens to their future generations as they grapple with parents and grandparents with indelible stains on their psyche?
“a fast-paced tour de force through history and contemporary California. It is a heart-pounding page turner filled with loads of action and intrigue.”
“a fable about ideological extremism under an avant-garde skin.”
Set in Brighton at Christmas time, Smoke and Mirrors by Elly Griffiths spins a tale of murder, theatrical magic tricks, and some very grim fairy tales.
“Winston Groom blends history with a strong sense of place to create a compelling story featuring both fictional and historic characters.”
What can cure can kill, but can it also impart immortality?
News of the World by Paulette Jiles is everything a western novel ought to be: strong plot, evocative setting, difficult moral choices, and unforgettable characters.
“If I can feel my heart breaking in this wretched way, then somehow I have come back. You would say that this is what any woman tells herself so she knows she is alive.
“. . . in the early 1930s . . . Many thought that [Hitler] could not be taken at his word when he castigated particular ethnic, religious, and political groups . . .
A brutal, realistic portrait of 1941, the second winter of life in occupied Denmark and Poland, as experienced by a Danish farm laborer and his family, and a half-Jewish Polish girl forced into pro
Mischling is a gripping, powerful novel of twin Jewish girls who become victims of the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele’s medical experiments at Auschwitz.
“Kudos to Amy Stewart and Constance Kopp. May there be many more sequels to follow.”
“Dinah Jefferies uses the secrets held by a husband and wife to expose the prejudice and unfairness of the British colonial era. . . . an enjoyable read.”
“Nisi Shawl’s debut is an ambitious, fresh take on the steampunk genre . . .”
“For collectors, this book is a keeper.”
During the winter of 1996, the author was living in Alaska when he was inspired one night to write this story. Discouraged by some he hesitated to do so.
This thought-provoking novel is set in the years just after the Civil War.
With this enticing debut novel Imbolo Mbue demonstrates that she knows her stuff as a storyteller, a native Cameroonian, and a New Yorker.