“The Fraud is a brilliant pastiche. It is clever, often entertaining, well-researched . . .”
A beautiful woman with a sordid past, Arabella Yarrington began her ascent into the highest levels of society from the depths of a ramshackle cabin in Alabama where she lived with her widowed mothe
Alma Rosé, an Austrian violinist of Jewish descent, was a virtuoso violinist, playing throughout Europe with famous orchestras and symphonies. The famous composer Gustav Mahler was her uncle.
“Reading this novel is intimate, uncomfortably so at moments, but that intimacy is a gift. . . .
“The Lioness of Boston is a captivating story of a significant woman in Boston’s history who left that city a cultural legacy to last the ages.”
“WW II’s worldwide impact, V-Day, and the role of women in the workplace are depicted alongside the use of animals for testing, and the thwarted attempt and eventual recall of the first mas
“Anyone who is even remotely familiar with the Lindbergh kidnapping case knows how it ended, but Fredericks’ take on the story from the viewpoint of the Lindbergh nanny provides new insight
There have been many accounts of Cary Grant’s life and career, tracing his ascent from British music halls to American vaudeville to Broadway to a career of over three decades as one of Hollywood’s
Enthusiasts of books for children will be quite familiar with the work of author/illustrator Ruth Krauss.
In the 1940s, thousands of Jews and others the Nazis considered "undesirable" are transported to Auschwitz in Germany where their heads are shaved, their bodies disinfected, and then they are sent
Louisa Treger opens her historical novel about the life of intrepid reporter Nellie Bly in 1887 as she arrives on Blackwell Island, home of the notorious women’s insane asylum.
“a quick read . . . easily digested . . .”
“An important, sensitive look at the triumph of the human spirit over evil, The Teacher of Warsaw is based on a true story and epitomizes the very best of poignant
“Every Cloak Rolled in Blood is a tour de force, a derecho of raw emotion so powerful and overwhelming that you’re really not sure what to say after reading it.”
“a map for others on the power of storytelling . . . writing and drawing her way to liberation”
“Kerri Maher’s The Paris Bookseller is a worthy homage to Sylvia Beach and a love letter to all bookstores, libr
“A work of literary genius, showing how insidiously normal evil can be . . . while delivering a gripping story with vivid characters.”
Trauma can have long-term and devastating effects on one’s mind, body, and spirit. In Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi’s novel Savage Tongues, the author explores the aftermath of trauma.
Once Upon a Wardrobe tells the story of the inspirational threads author C. S. Lewis wove together in his 1950 fantasy novel for children, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
“a book that would be treasured by the collector of trivia, appreciated by the English major, and relished by anyone enjoying explanations of the dramatic twists and turns a word takes befo
“A tour de force about failure and success, connection and isolation, about how we shape our lives by the stories we tell about them, and, ultimately, how stories redeem us.”
“The real magician here is Toibin, who conjures up the complexity of the times and a rich cast of characters.”
“Any readers who enjoyed the mix of romance, intrigue, and medical accuracy of Call the Midwife will love The War Nurse.”
“The Personal Librarian is a good, well-paced creative nonfiction book about a real person that will snag the reader and hold his or her attention from beginning t