“tightly crafted women’s fiction, with a sensitive look at love, conscience, and loyalty.”
In January 1940, 16-year-old Lucie and her mother, Yvonne, leave Australia after their home is destroyed by a fire where Lucie's father has perished.
“a journey into the heart and longing of a spirited woman discovering her identity outside societal expectations, her search for personal freedom, her courageousness, and her empathy.”
Nothing is more heartbreaking and disturbing than war.
“An important, sensitive look at the triumph of the human spirit over evil, The Teacher of Warsaw is based on a true story and epitomizes the very best of poignant
There are summer beach reads and then there are summer European beach reads.
“a tale of love—platonic, familial, romantic—and of forgiveness and growth, along with acceptance of what life doles out.”
Lana Kortchik tells the fictional story taken from facts about World War II and how it impacted the city of Kiev in Ukraine.
“Small Things Like These is a succinct, heart and soul story of a man coming to terms with a consciousness born of his personal narrative.
Klara Hveberg has written a stunning debut novel about unrequited love, longing, obsession, betrayal, and more.
“the suspenseful action and Hausman’s engaging prose make Sleepless worth the effort.”
“Moving from staccato reportage to evocative scenes, the book works as a sort of collage of information, replicating in its stylistic choices the different lenses used to understand history
“this novel offers the pleasures of a poetic travelogue and an homage to a place and culture . . .”
“A character study of one woman’s humanity and sacrifice.”
“Layered and lethal . . . The only thing better than the pleasure of this suspenseful and tightly plotted ‘Scandi noir’ investigation is knowing there’s a sequel on the way.”
Meeting in Positano: A Novel by Goliarda Sapienza (1924–1996) is a disorienting experience for anyone who likes their fact and fiction to be distinct genres.
“For most immigrants, the streets of America’s urban communities were paved with stones, not gold.”
Jacob Dinezon (1851–1919) has been a commanding figure in late 19th century Eastern European Jewish literature.
“The Children’s Train is a sympathetic, well-crafted novel filled with vacation-worthy sights and authentic experiences from an Italy that balances folk tradition with modernity.”
“a short, charmingly absurd portrait of postwar Germany.”
“a novel that explores the nostalgia, loneliness, guilt, and conflicted patriotism of the (fictitious) last American who worked at the facility.”
Novels of mystery and suspense and thrillers more often than not turn on event rather than on complex emotion.
“moments of brilliance . . .”
“The Summer of Kim Novak brings back to life that adolescent quandary of feeling like you know more than the adults around you, but being desperately afraid that y
Among the masterful short story writers of the 18th century in Russia—Turgenev, Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy—it is Anton Chekhov whose words are most known outside of the motherland because