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"Victoria Glendinning’s historical novel, The Butcher’s Daughter, offers a richly textured chronicle set in Tudor England . . ."

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“Gods of Wood and Stone [is] a very strong novel and powerful critique of contemporary life and culture.”     

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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

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Victorian London has a new sleuth and his name is Charles Dickens. Yes, that Dickens of The Tale of Two Cities fame.

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Immigrant, Montana is a maze of memory and homeland.

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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.

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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

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“a most unique interpretation of an age-old and beloved fairy tale”

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“For those who like novels involving actual persons, this novel is highly recommended.”

This is a story ripped from the headlines . . . of 1838.

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“The Moment Before Drowning is a highly lyrical novel.”

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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.

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“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

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The story of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda Sayre has intrigued readers and fans for decades.

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“An outstanding novel that is riveting and unforgettable, gut-wrenching and evocative.”

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“There is no doubt that this is McLain’s finest novel yet.”

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Martha Weisberg lives a carefully crafted existence. Her days run together one like another and she finds this predictability comforting.

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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

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“a delightful fantasy about the woman who became one of the United Kingdom’s most famous monarchs”

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Thoreau’s observation that “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation” comes to mind while reading William Trevor’s short stories.

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Fistful of Rain is a modern Western, complete with mountain ranges and vast prairies, where folks still ride horses and have cattle drives.

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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

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His Sinful Touch by Candace Camp is yet another a delightful romp in her Mad Morelands series.

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Alan Hollinghurst’s novel, The Sparsholt Affair, presents a bit of a conundrum.

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Christine Mangan’s noir novel, Tangerine, draws a fine line between homage to Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley novels and downright copying or pastiche.

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"Highly recommended."

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