"Victoria Glendinning’s historical novel, The Butcher’s Daughter, offers a richly textured chronicle set in Tudor England . . ."
“Gods of Wood and Stone [is] a very strong novel and powerful critique of contemporary life and culture.”
In her follow up to The Half-Drowned King, Linnea Hartsuyker continues her novelization of Snorri Sturlison’s “The Saga of Harald Harfagr” in an immaculately researched story that stands u
Victorian London has a new sleuth and his name is Charles Dickens. Yes, that Dickens of The Tale of Two Cities fame.
Immigrant, Montana is a maze of memory and homeland.
Katie Beiler, a young Amish woman living in Blue Ball, Pennsylvania, is at a crossroads in her life. Her twin, Hannah left their homestead to become "English" and live in New York City.
Extravagant and demonic, the second novel by Christian Kracht opens with the most precise description of the act of committing hari-kari that you will ever read. Precision is central to The De
“a most unique interpretation of an age-old and beloved fairy tale”
“For those who like novels involving actual persons, this novel is highly recommended.”
This is a story ripped from the headlines . . . of 1838.
“The Moment Before Drowning is a highly lyrical novel.”
From the opening scene of Sally Koslow’s Another Side of Paradise it is clear that the love story of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham does not end well.
“those who have read Claws of the Cat or any other Hiro and Father Mateo novel will again be reminded what a pleasure these novels are and will enjoy becoming reacquainted with the
The story of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda Sayre has intrigued readers and fans for decades.
“An outstanding novel that is riveting and unforgettable, gut-wrenching and evocative.”
“There is no doubt that this is McLain’s finest novel yet.”
Martha Weisberg lives a carefully crafted existence. Her days run together one like another and she finds this predictability comforting.
World War II is well covered in literature and history, but in The Great Darkness, first volume in the new Nighthawks series, Jim Kelly comes up with a fresh take—at least for historical f
“a delightful fantasy about the woman who became one of the United Kingdom’s most famous monarchs”
Thoreau’s observation that “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation” comes to mind while reading William Trevor’s short stories.
Fistful of Rain is a modern Western, complete with mountain ranges and vast prairies, where folks still ride horses and have cattle drives.
John Cyrus Bellman—widower, farmer, and father to a ten-year-old daughter—seems to surprise even himself one day when he decides to leave everything behind to head west in search of “a creature ent
His Sinful Touch by Candace Camp is yet another a delightful romp in her Mad Morelands series.
Alan Hollinghurst’s novel, The Sparsholt Affair, presents a bit of a conundrum.
Christine Mangan’s noir novel, Tangerine, draws a fine line between homage to Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley novels and downright copying or pastiche.