“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.
“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.”
This book is perfect for readers who love details.
“The world that Mytting brings the reader into is a lost world of simplicity and harshness and a stunning beauty where almost everything is within plain sight, and yet almost nothing can be
Critics for years have argued about whether T. S. Eliot was a closeted homosexual.
“A Lady Compromised is a complex, enthralling mystery that rivals those of Anne Perry and Agatha Christie.”
“A rare talent and an elusive one.”
“A lovely, gorgeously set, romantic story sure to charm lovers of historical fiction with its joie de vivre and savoir faire.”
“The Chanel Sisters is a well-researched historical fiction that depicts France’s Belle Epoch and post-war change.
“a love story, and also as a glimpse of a small Cornish town during a tumultuous time in history, when a dramatic turn of events can change an isolated teenager into a daring young woman.”
It seems a shame when a story begins with the death of the protagonist, but it signals the book’s trajectory and creates a story that must be told, now, lest it be forgotten.
“Macallister’s writing is powerful, and she concocts a gripping story with strong, very human characterizations . . .”
“Sadistic, misogynistic murders and politicized police investigations are, unfortunately, universal. They don’t need a dictatorship.”
“an entrancing family story and a surprising adventure. Gregory’s female characters are, as always, clearly human, deeply thoughtful, and driven by their own desires and agency.
“a novel that explores the nostalgia, loneliness, guilt, and conflicted patriotism of the (fictitious) last American who worked at the facility.”
“A gender-flip version of Faust, and also a haunting love story that will linger.”
“A powerful story of our earliest days as a species.”
“with its attention to detail and swift narrative, fans of Mr.
“The quality and clarity of Ritt's writing and delivery are truly superb. Readers will feel like they're watching a movie.”