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"Mustafah is an excellent writer, creating lush imagery and life-size characters. She uses her words to bring about an unfathomable emotion in her readers . . ."

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“a character study of the changes love in its various forms makes in individuals accustomed to lives of violence . . .”

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“historically accurate, warm, moving and easy to recommend.”

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“a murder mystery set on the Spanish Main . . . will entertain for its different view of pirate life.”

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"an entertaining read . . ."

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“an exhilarating, haunting, and memorable read.”

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“the best, most exciting novel published this year. Action, suspense, heroism, sacrifice for a cause greater than the individual . . .”

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“Given the recent happenings in Charlottesville, Virginia, it’s hard to imagine a more relevant release date for this lovely, important book. This is a book for our time.”

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“Gravel Heart is a look at an era and a culture that’s not often showcased in the literary world.”

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". . . the nonlinear narrative style takes a long time to arrive at whodunit, howdunit, and why."

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In 1917 while in the throes of the First World War, nine-year-old Frances Griffiths left her home in Cape Town, Africa, with her mother to stay with her aunt in Cottingley, England.

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“Rose has again masterfully mined a magic-infused art world of dramatic twists and turns, a luscious romp readers will thoroughly enjoy.”

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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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“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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“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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“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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