“this compelling novel explores important themes such as colonialism, friendship, religion, and the meaning of ‘doing good.’”
“The House of Doors is a fascinating, beautiful book.
“The Fraud is a brilliant pastiche. It is clever, often entertaining, well-researched . . .”
With a truly imaginative structure, Alice Hoffman delves into what has become her trademark theme of magic.
“Haynes is a perceptive writer, and you’ll likely find yourself agreeing with her interpretation of the Medusa myth.”
The Mitford Affair, an historical novel, begins in July 1932 and follows the aristocratic Mitford family through April 1941, as Britain recovers from World War I and reluctantly plunges in
“A book for die-hard Cormac McCarthy fans . . .”
“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
“a carefully crafted work of fiction that makes good writing seem easy.”
“a fascinating piece of writing from a master storyteller”
“A Play for the End of the World deserves credit for finding common humanity among three very different cultures, while telling a compelling story.”
“In a tumultuous time of instability and uncertainty, Nathan Harris brings to the foreground humanity’s aptitude for survival, compassion, and goodwill even in their darkest hour.”
Jessie van Eerden has created a surprising protagonist and a moving story full of unexpected moments that never stretch into the bizarre or unrealistic.
As quietly as snow falling on “every tip of the picket fence that leaned drunkenly toward the road, . . .
Most historians agree that the Reconstruction—the attempt to build a more equitable country following the Civil War—ultimately failed.
“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
Sin eaters are historically marginal figures, outcasts of Britain who ate bread from coffins to absolve the sins of the dead.
“Discover a brooding and eerie gothic tale of a wonderland filled with something other than wonder, and a fairyland that is dark and dangerous.”
My Red Heaven is inspired by a painting of the same by Otto Fruendlich that is abstract and wonderful.
“a shattering portrayal of utter loneliness, guilt, and despair.”
“Hobnail and Other Frontier Stories can be viewed as a primer on western settlement history as well as a sampler of today’s best western fiction writers.”
Writing good historical fiction is a particular challenge. Not only must an author craft a good story, they have to get the history correct, especially the mood and setting for the plot.
Though The Christmas Boutique is the 21st book in the Elm Creek Series, this enchanting Christmas tale can stand well on its own.
“The Devil’s Slave is gripping historical fiction . . .”
“Some native Hawaiians today might argue that Captain Putnam was misguided in searching for pirates in the South Pacific, because the real pirates had already arrived in Hawaii under the gu