Most alternate histories reimagine big turning points or the momentous decisions of famous people.
“Washington Black is a rich, absorbing tale.”
“Where the paintings lurk unfinished and revealing, Killing Commendatore is over-written and obtuse. Murakami has written far better books than this one.
“In the beginning there was one murderer, one mule and one boy, but this isn’t the beginning . . .
Fate gave Roxanne Veletzos a rare opportunity, and she seized it: a chance to rewrite history.
“Sometimes funny, always smart and honest, Chaya Bhuvaneswar’s stories hold the reader, even as the painful truths of human lives break through.”
“November Road is a tour de force, highly recommended for all lovers of noir fiction.”
When looking among 19th century women for those who might have been feminists, forged a path for women’s rights, or were simply independent-minded, the pickings are rather slim. Susan B.
Deviation is an amazing, courageous book by an amazing, courageous woman. It is not, however, the eye-opening book a reader might expect.
“an essential piece of American literature, already, and the further we descend into an age of circuses without bread, the more poignant will be our Slinger’s aim on the true heart of the W
“The Silence of the Girls is magnificent. It is a novel that lays open all the human experiences that the Iliad buries.”
“The Masterpiece is a beautifully crafted, meticulously researched story.”
Ah, for the naivete of the sixties and seventies, when Americans were shocked that their own government would publish false statistics, that U.S.
Jacinda Bourne and her two sisters supported themselves and to some extent their amiable but financially reckless Uncle Ernest, as partners in the Bourne Matrimonial Agency.
In the fall of 1948 Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary traveled to Europe, staying in Venice for a few months.
When Navajo Tribal Police officer Bernadette Manuelito reluctantly arrives to speak at an outdoor character-building program for teens in the El Malpais badlands, she discovers that one of the youn
“Interesting, intriguing, and informative, Fools and Mortals is highly recommended.”
Interesting, Intriguing, Informative
“a well-written historical novel, unique in its point of view . . .”
“perfect summer reading for all of us who desperately need a break from the stress and worry of today’s modern world and depend on the creative power of writers to deliver it to us.”
“Barzini mythologizes the Valley of the ’90s, as well as her own adolescence. With her unpretentious yet stylized language she turns the mundane into something sacred.”
“a positive and highly successful attempt at helping readers grasp the enormity of the refugee problem . . . by pinpointing one individual’s struggles.”
The desperate lives of Christians in many Muslim majority countries is no secret.
First and foremost this is a book about food, which makes it a natural for chef turned writer Donia Bijan.
“The author has done a masterful job writing Kate Warne’s story in this eye-opening novel.”
“The visceral impact of Julianne Pachico’s prose . . . is enough to convince a reader that disorder is only a rock, a knock, or a gunshot away.”