“The Dutch Maiden is a well-crafted gothic romantic story, with strong characters, set at a difficult time in Europe.”
“Retelling wartime history as spy fiction is Downing’s deeply grounded path; pointing out the power of love and family within it, however, is his aria.”
“A treasure . . . using both a close personal focus and a broader historical scope, Grossman has written a war epic that rightly deserves to be a classic.”
“Matthews is an excellent storyteller, and the plot moves at a brisk pace that keeps us interested throughout.”
“utterly engrossing, funny, at times, suspenseful, flawlessly constructed, moving, and absolutely brilliant.”
"On Wings of a Lion is a debut novel that far surpasses expectations."
“In the Full Light of the Sun is a beautifully written novel about a time in history not far from our own with contemporary echoes that should give us pause.”
“A story of loss and heartbreak, sacrifice and compassion, The Long Flight Home is ultimately a story of hope.”
“poetic . . .”
“The Daughter’s Tale is a brilliant, engrossing, immersive novel with extremely compelling characters.
“the language of Paris, 7 A.M. is better than the narrative. It is sharp, evocative, and true to Bishop’s style of picking out details of the physical world.”
“Mason introduces myriad characters, almost too many to follow, but with a careful reading the story unfolds the underpinnings of a good plot.”
“Crossing is a challenging and brilliant work of fiction.”
“a promising debut from a graceful and compassionate writer.”
In the past 80-plus years much has changed in the world, in industry, social norms, and the way people now act and think.
“The interchange between Gwen and Iris is worth the price of admission. It is a laugh out loud escapade that would fit perfectly on British Channel 4.”
“As the rhetoric coach to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Brandreth has no need to ‘brush up on his Shakespeare,’ and his allusions and turns of phrase prove it.”
“a narrative that reminds its readers of the extent to which everyone who came after the LSD experiments, and the psychedelic sixties, is drawn to that story, but forever remains outside it
Clover Blue, Eldonna Edward’s second novel, is set during the mid-seventies, in what Edwards names the Saffron Freedom Community, which she places in outside Santa Rosa, California.
“Lyrical, sensual, raw, and heartbreaking, The Age of Light is Scharer’s own masterful portrait of a woman driven by longings, whose passions verge on demons, who thinks it might b
“This book is a delight to read and a keeper for your research shelf.”
Sara Kemp arrives in the Spitalfields section of London in 1768 with nothing but a few pounds and a letter of introduction to work for a family as maid.
“The Satapur Moonstone is a flawless gem. Historical mysteries don’t get any better than this.”
“Beverly Cleary once said great fiction should be, above all things, a pleasure to read, and Westside is certainly that, and then some.”
In the dazzling 1915 novella, The Metamorphosis, Kafka’s anti-hero Gregor Samsa wakes one morning and finds himself turned into an insect—as punishment for incest, some critics have sugges