“tightly crafted women’s fiction, with a sensitive look at love, conscience, and loyalty.”
C. J. Carey’s novel, Widowland, couldn’t be more chilling—or dystopian—given the frightening political landscape confronting women in America and elsewhere.
“Readers may never know if or how that near-death experience [Wiggins' stroke while writing] may have altered Wiggins’ concept of Properties of Thirst.
“The writing is so smooth and consistent, and the narrative unfolds so steadily, it’s hard to look up from.”
When Isabel "Izzy" Cooper loses her beloved brother Walt after he gets shot down in Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in World War II, she wonders how she can go on.
“The Last White Man works as a kind of message-heavy fable . . .”
It is 1945 and sisters Lillian and Eleanor Kaufman live in New York City. Lillian is older than Eleanor, her identical twin by seven minutes, and the two are as different as day and night.
It is April 1943, and World War II is raging throughout Europe. In Washington, D.C., Ava Harper is working as a librarian at a job she loves in the Rare Book Room at the Library of Congress.
Historical fiction that features real people can be problematic.
In January 1940, 16-year-old Lucie and her mother, Yvonne, leave Australia after their home is destroyed by a fire where Lucie's father has perished.
“a journey into the heart and longing of a spirited woman discovering her identity outside societal expectations, her search for personal freedom, her courageousness, and her empathy.”
Nothing is more heartbreaking and disturbing than war.
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.
“Lapierre has intimately portrayed a woman whose true worth was hidden in plain sight for decades.
“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
“An important, sensitive look at the triumph of the human spirit over evil, The Teacher of Warsaw is based on a true story and epitomizes the very best of poignant
“Schellman’s fans will, no doubt, like Last Call at the Nightingale in spite of it not being her best story.”
“Weir writes beautifully, elegantly.”
“The Foundling touches on important issues like women’s autonomy, racism, classism, and anti-Semitism, as well as other social justice issues.”
Constance Halstead knows something is wrong. Her husband, Benton, is demanding money from her trust fund, and her refusals are making him irate.
“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.
“The writing is vivid in the descriptions of village life in Oman . . .”
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
A multilayered story with a narrative driven by fate and a passionate search for identity and survival in the face of meaningless trauma, Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang i
This highly emotional novel includes two narratives combined in one, commencing in June 1940 in Riga, Latvia.