“What he did see—and described in sharp, yet understated, detail—was the growing panic and slow loss of innocence among German Jews.”
Set in the criminal shadow world behind luxury hotels, Eve Out of Her Ruins by Ananda Devi follows four friends in their attempt to transcend the poverty and violence of their surroundings
“The swoon-worthy Roman backdrop, filled with plenty of sunsets, cathedrals, and villas, reflects the classic romantic themes of love, sacrifice, and redemption.”
The Twilight Zone is a novel about the long and brutal dictatorship led by Augusto Pinochet in Chile from 1973 to 1990, yes.
Most historians agree that the Reconstruction—the attempt to build a more equitable country following the Civil War—ultimately failed.
“a coming-of-age novel rich in Americana.”
Creative nonfiction, that is, nonfiction with lots of fiction blown into it, has a double benefit for the reader: learning more about a real event, but enjoying the characters and dialogue made up
“How Beautiful We Were is a masterful piece of storytelling with multiple storylines . . .”
“Stella is not a lengthy book and can be read in several hours. But it packs a punch way beyond its weight.
“Wedding Station is an ideal choice for both Downing fans and newcomers to his fast-paced and intense crime novels.”
As the world faces down a crisis of epic proportions—a pandemic not a mere epidemic—it is refreshing to lose oneself in the story of a 15-year-old girl, left largely to her own resources by her
After love went wrong in his younger years, small-town sheriff Winston Browne has led a simple bachelor’s life taking care of the people in his quaint, Gulf Coast community of Moab, Florida.
“Gaps of time notwithstanding, Charlier puts forth an interesting take on an historical event.”
“grab a copy of this book and be transported back to the Roman Empire circa 55 CE . . .”
“[a] thought-provoking quest to understand the meaning of evil, guilt, and survival.”
“well plotted and richly populated”
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes, though billed as a novel, is a collection of vignettes and interrelated stories concerning various goddesses, nymphs, and mortal women connected in some
Surely there are World War II novels that aren’t depressing, but this isn’t one of them.
"chilling depictions of prewar naivete, the slowly tightening noose in the ghetto, and a murderous eruption of anti-Semitism in Ukraine”
“recommended for readers who prize beautiful prose and story moments that linger.”
“A sweeping panorama of events set in motion to re-establish power in the years after the death of Julius Caesar.”
I’m Staying Here is a simple title surrounding a profoundly moving story about ordinary people trying to live their lives as farmers, as they have for centuries. It’s 1923.
This book is perfect for readers who love details.
“The Children’s Train is a sympathetic, well-crafted novel filled with vacation-worthy sights and authentic experiences from an Italy that balances folk tradition with modernity.”