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Clara Callan

Trillium Book Award 2002, Giller Prize 2001, Governor General's Award for Fiction 2001

by Richard B. Wright

In a small town in Canada, Clara Callan reluctantly takes leave of her sister, Nora, who is bound for New York. It's a time when the growing threat of fascism in Europe is a constant worry, and people escape...

Holy Skirts

by Rene Steinke

No one in 1917 New York had ever encountered a woman like the Bar-oness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven -- poet, artist, proto-punk rocker, sexual libertine, fashion avatar, and unrepentant troublemaker. When she...

The Ape Who Guards the Balance

Amelia Peabody #10

by Elizabeth Peters

After eluding a kidnapper in London, an unperturbed Amelia Peabody accompanies her unconventional family to Cairo once more—only to be ensnared almost immediately in a web of stolen treasures and bloodthirsty...

Ghost on Black Mountain

by Ann Hite


Nellie Clay married Hobbs Pritchard without even noticing he was a spell conjured into a man, a walking, talking ghost...

The Mirador: Dreamed Memories of Irene Nemirovsky By Her Daughter

by Elisabeth Gille & Marina Harss

A New York Review Books Original


Élisabeth Gille was only five when the Gestapo arrested her mother, and she grew up remembering next to nothing of her. Her mother was a figure, a name, Irène Némirovsky,...

The Flaming Sword

by Thomas Dixon

" Thomas Dixon is perhaps best known as the author of the best-selling early twentieth-century Klan trilogy that included the novel The Clansman (1905), which provided the core narrative for D.W. Griffith's...

The Sins of the Father

by Thomas Dixon

" Today, Thomas Dixon is perhaps best known as the author of the best-selling early twentieth-century trilogy that included the novel The Clansman (1905), which provided the core narrative for D.W. Griffith's...

The Woman Who Heard Color

by Kelly Jones

A new novel from the author of The Seventh Unicorn and The Lost Madonna..."Kelly Jones is a wonderful writer, and definitely one to watch." -Nicholas Sparks

Lauren O'Farrell is an "art detective" who made it...


by Val Creese

Dessa is set between 1908-1936 in England, Assam and South Africa, and its story includes little known aspects of submarine warfare in World War One. Dessa is a girl from a large working class family out to...

The Root and the Flower

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1935

by L.H. Myers & Penelope Fitzgerald

Set in the war-torn world of Mughal India and first published in the gathering darkness of the 1930s, The Root and the Flower is an epic story of intrigue, murder, and romance; of Tantric abandonment and Buddhist...

Those Who Walk in Darkness

by Theodore Kohan

Action, surprises, and betrayal-these are the ingredients of THOSE WHO WALK IN DARKNESS, a sweeping immigrant family saga. From Bessarabia (today's Moldova) at the start of the twentieth century to Boston in...

Madeleine's War: A Novel

by Peter Watson

A compulsively readable blend of romance and drama based on actual events in Britain and France leading up to D-Day in 1944      Matthew Hammond is a British military officer posted to the European theater...

A Flying Affair

by Carla Stewart

Ever since Mittie Humphreys agreed to join dashing barnstorming pilot Ames for a joyride in his airplane, her lifelong love of horses has been surpassed by one thing--a longing for the skies. It seems she's...

On Canaan's Side: A Novel

Walter Scott Prize 2012

by Sebastian Barry

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, a mesmerizing new novel from the award-winning author of The Secret Scripture

A first-person narrative of Lilly Bere’s life, On Canaan’s Side opens as the eighty-five-year-old...

At the Water's Edge: A Novel

by Sara Gruen


In this thrilling new novel from the author of Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen again demonstrates her talent for creating spellbinding period pieces. At the Water’s Edge is a gripping...

Island of Demons

by Nigel Barley

Many men dream of running away to a tropical island and living surrounded by beauty and exotic exuberance. Walter Spies did more than dream. He actually did it. In the 1920s and 30s, Walter Spies - ethnographer,...

Ellis Island

Ellis Island #1

by Kate Kerrigan

Sweethearts since childhood, Ellie Hogan and her husband, John, are content on their farm in Ireland—until John, a soldier for the Irish Republican Army, receives an injury that leaves him unable to work....

Bright's Passage: A Novel

by Josh Ritter

NATIONAL BESTSELLER   Henry Bright has newly returned to West Virginia from the battlefields of the First World War. Griefstruck by the death of his young wife and unsure of how to care for the infant son she...

Notorious Casolini

by Angelo Crapanzano

Synopsis: Inspired by real events, the novel Notorious Casolini tells of the life and adventures of PeppinoCasolini. Peppino lived in the city of Barrafranca, Sicily, in the early 1900s. A gentle person of high...

The Dynamite Room: A Novel

by Jason Hewitt

"Accomplished, resonant and surprising" (Guardian)--a debut for fans of SUMMER OF MY GERMAN SOLDIER.

In July 1940, eleven-year-old Lydia escapes life as a child evacuee in Wales. She arrives home to her English...