The Abstainer is a page turner. It begins with a dramatic real event, the hanging of three Fenian agitators, members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, in Manchester, England, in 1867.
“Only Killers and Thieves is a powerful debut.”
News of the World by Paulette Jiles is everything a western novel ought to be: strong plot, evocative setting, difficult moral choices, and unforgettable characters.
This novel is as finely tuned as the best banjo played by 19-year-old runaway slave Henry Sims.
Elizabeth Berg fans know her talent for creating gripping and relatable contemporary characters with their recognizable struggles and emotional ups and downs. In The Dream Lover, Ms.