“This is a book to savor, to read slowly, to observe carefully, a book ideal for the insomniac . . .”
Isabel Allende is a wonderful storyteller. Her distinct voice and her vivid imagination have delighted readers for many years now.
“delivers a message of hope, drawing the story full circle to focus on the timeless power of beauty and love, two forces that can outlive even the darkest situations.”
“Schnader’s writing is multi-sensual and powerful.”
“A riveting story for all those who are a fan of historical fiction and the issue of art stolen by the Nazis.”
“Past and present, fact and fiction loop and intersect, echoes of history filter into modern life . . .”
“a tale of love—platonic, familial, romantic—and of forgiveness and growth, along with acceptance of what life doles out.”
“Do. Not. Miss. This. Book.”
One of the joys of reading literature is discovering an astute author’s powers of observation and finding these deliciously woven throughout the narrative.
Lana Kortchik tells the fictional story taken from facts about World War II and how it impacted the city of Kiev in Ukraine.
“a fascinating piece of writing from a master storyteller”
“Hair-raising and shocking, the fiery determination to right what is wrong combined with the acts of personal selflessness strengthens this plot into a thrilling read.”
Through the centuries, Marie Antoinette has been an object of fascination, sometimes approached with pity, sometimes with derision, but never with disinterest.
“A desperate, gritty story set against a backdrop of hard knocks and hard times, Donna Everhart’s historically researched The Saints of Swallow Hill is the triumphant story of unli
Hidden women abound in all sectors of society, nearly all cultures, and throughout history, threatening powerful, dominant men who fear losing their power and prestige.
“To Paradise illustrates the power of narrative to make sense of our chaotic lives and even to endow them with beauty.”
“Hyperbole and exaggeration are the definition of camp, an air of performance also part of the package, and Walker’s characters obligingly give the impression of always being always in desp
“Atacama is an important witness to history, an homage to the people of Chile, Peru, Spain, and all oppressed citizens anywhere in the world.
“Owen is a master storyteller and creator of consistent plotting and pacing, seamlessly navigated with characters that are real flesh and blood, and sometimes deeply flawed.”
“Harsh Times by Mario Vargas Llosa recounts a disastrous event in the past, but it is also highly relevant in this era of disinformation, extremis
“Clive Cussler’s The Devil’s Sea delivers what it promises: non-stop, breakneck, diverting entertainment.”
What is it about King Richard III, who ruled England for only two years in the late 15th century, that still fascinates thousands of people across the world?
This novel has echoes of Queen’s Gambit, the Netflix series that reinvigorated chess for seemingly half the population.
Gracie Tellman, happily married and the mother of three young children, is shocked when Millie Foster, the daughter of her deceased best friend, shows up at her house.
“Odden’s character development is strong, her narration is vivid and places the reader in the right place at the right time, and her locations are descriptive pictures of London in the Vict