Twentieth Century

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“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

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“an important reminder of something that’s easily taken for granted: the right to participate directly in one’s own government.”

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Signal Fires is perfectly crafted and developed . . .”

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“Based upon eyewitness accounts, journal entries, interviews, letters, and journals, this is an outstanding record of the activities and events in the life of Josef Mengele as a notorious f

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In the early- to mid-20th century, a state school named Willowbrook was located in Staten Island, New York.

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“Early 20th century writing, especially translated from one language to another, can be challenging to read, but Nèmirovsky’s story and Smith’s translation make Master of Souls

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“tightly crafted women’s fiction, with a sensitive look at love, conscience, and loyalty.”

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Hilary Mantel is best known in America as the author of the historical trilogy, Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies, and The Mirror & The Light.

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the novel is a big story embracing many interrelated things, solidly grounded in reality over time, containing the pains, passions, and wonders of multiple characters acro

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“Lapierre has intimately portrayed a woman whose true worth was hidden in plain sight for decades.

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“Schellman’s fans will, no doubt, like Last Call at the Nightingale in spite of it not being her best story.”

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The Foundling touches on important issues like women’s autonomy, racism, classism, and anti-Semitism, as well as other social justice issues.”

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Constance Halstead knows something is wrong. Her husband, Benton, is demanding money from her trust fund, and her refusals are making him irate.

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“The book highlights the bravery, courage, and determination of a female doctor ahead of her time, saving broken bones as well as broken souls. Every woman's heroine.

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All the Lights Above Us covers approximately the 24 hours of D-Day, almost minute-by-minute, through the eyes of five disparate women in England, France, and Germany whose lives are upende

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“Thornton’s strong writing and seamless plotting compel the reader to keep reading, both to find out what happened to Elizabeth in her youth and to uncover the connection between the former

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Engaging, suspenseful, courageous, and brimming with a warm heart, Take My Hand will stay with you long after the last page.”

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This moving tale commences in the present time with Cassie Simmons, the assistant curator at the Maison François Baby House Museum in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

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“With a gentle hand, Ella Shane draws back the curtain revealing that crime does exist in her world, while at the same time showing that goodness and mercy also abide.”

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At first glance, the new novel by Anne Tyler, French Braid, breaks all the rules of exemplary fiction.

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Kerri Maher’s The Paris Bookseller is a worthy homage to Sylvia Beach and a love letter to all bookstores, libr

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“Schnader’s writing is multi-sensual and powerful.”

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“a tale of love—platonic, familial, romantic—and of forgiveness and growth, along with acceptance of what life doles out.”

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