Historical

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“Havana Libre works well as a sociological commentary, but as a mystery novel or a thriller, it’s a dud.”

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October–November 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik coup d’etat that brought communism to power in Russia.

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Spellbinding is an appropriate word to describe S. A. Chakraborty’s debut novel, The City of Brass. Mesmerizing is another.

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“educates and moves, deftly juggling fact and fiction.”

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“a well-written historical novel, unique in its point of view . . .”

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“Twenty-Two on Peleliu will haunt, enchant and thrill . . . it will inspire you with stories of heroism and courage . . .

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“Ragnvald danced on the oars, leaping from one to the next as the crew rowed. Some kept their oars steady to make it easier for him; some tried to jostle Ragnvald off when he landed on them.

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“For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian is a hidden gem in European literature, shining a light on what happened in Romania between the wars.”

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“an absolutely wonderful read . . .”

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Emma Cross is an independent woman—more independent than anyone in 1897 Newport, Rhode Island, wants to admit.

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“a literary achievement . . .”

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“Hers is a dark, unerring vision. We can expect more great work from this audaciously talented author.”

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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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“Constance Kopp is one of the most fascinating characters in recent mystery fiction. . . . Lady Cop Makes Trouble is one of the best mystery novels of the year . . .”

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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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