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Mystery writer Agatha Christie disappears for 11 days in 1926, but seldom speaks about it and omits entirely any mention of it in her autobiography.

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“plenty of intrigue to delight mystery genre enthusiasts, enough historical accuracy to placate any history buff, and sufficient courtroom drama to satisfy any legal eagle.”

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“a remarkable achievement . . . a story of commitment, identity, and familial loyalty that will leave one in tears. Five out of five stars.”

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“The Essex Serpent is a masterpiece of a novel . . . Sarah Perry has written a multifaceted novel with universal appeal.”

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The Whitechapel district of London’s East End in the latter decades of the 19th century was a popular place for immigrants and the poor working class.

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“a preposterous, fun, but perilous escapade, written in an easy-to-read narrative, with a slight stream-of-consciousness air . . .”

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“a beautiful story of pioneer hardiness and the determination to survive.”

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Inheritance from Mother is a novel for the connoisseur by an author regarded as one of the most important writers in Japan today.

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The debut novel Lilli de Jong is almost a feminist version of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, targeting the treatment of women in the 1880s rather than slaughterhouses in the early 2

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In Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession, author Alison Weir takes well-known figures from history and offers their story in a fictional presentation.

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“The Girl Who Knew Too Much is a fun, spunky, read . . .”

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“one of the author's main achievements lies in forcing us to consider the intersection of the personal and political . . .”

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Anne Hillerman’s Song of the Lion follows a path well trodden in cultural police procedurals.

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The desperate lives of Christians in many Muslim majority countries is no secret.

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The book jacket featuring the young girl in flounced ball gown and elbow length silk gloves, not to mention the bright pink band indicative of a beauty pageant that slashes diagonally across the co

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There’s a lot going on in White Tears . . . maybe too much.

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First and foremost this is a book about food, which makes it a natural for chef turned writer Donia Bijan.

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Nietzsche declared God was dead over a hundred years ago, but contemporary readers can’t get enough of religion.

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In This Grave Hour is lucky number 13, and there’s no sign the series will stop showing how individual acts of heart can do much to counter collective tragedy.”

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". . . Schlink’s brilliance as a contemplative writer. . ."

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“Exit West is a smart, sympathetic, and deeply human story . . .”

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“Coover’s Huck Out West stands alongside Twain’s original as a worthy companion to that of the master storyteller of the 19th century.”

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In Farleigh Field delivers the same entertainment mixed with intellectual intrigue and realistic setting for which Bowen has earned awards . . .”

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Forget the ubiquitous British bulldog: spider-eyelashed girls, mini skirts riding ever upward, were liberation’s new logo in Swinging Sixties England.

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". . . a gripping historical novel . . ."

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