Literary Fiction

Moonglow Michael Chabon

MOONGLOW is Chabon at his best, telling multiple stories that are taken from real life, although most are created from his mind. Readers will be  treated to an intense World War II hero who spends time in jail for attacking his civilian boss, a holocaust survivor, and even a few appearances from Wernher von Braun, the...

The Last Runaway Tracy Chevalier

THE LAST RUNAWAY tells of a young Quaker woman who arrives in the American Midwest in the 1850s to find life very different from her home across the Atlantic. She is drawn into helping slaves escape on the Underground Railway and discovers principles count for little, even within a religious community famed for...

A Single Thread Tracy Chevalier

A SINGLE THREAD takes place in 1932, where Violet has become a "surplus woman" after the deaths of both her brother and her fiance in World War I. She saves up enough money to move away from her cold mother, and finds a community in a group of women who sew the kneelers for the grand cathedral in town. However, she...

New Boy Tracy Chevalier

NEW BOY is Tracy Chevalier's retelling of Shakespeare's Othello on an elementary school playground of the 1970s. The Hogarth series and the world class authors chosen for the task, translate the Bard's work into stories all readers will appreciate.

 

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At the Edge of the Orchard Tracy Chevalier

AT THE EDGE OF THE ORCHARD is a riveting family drama with settings ranging from Connecticut through Ohio to California, in the middle of the nineteenth century. A harsh theme is discovered understanding different types of apple trees and the fruit they produce. This title has been selected as a Booksmith...

The Postmistress of Paris Meg Waite Clayton

THE POSTMISTRESS OF PARIS is the haunting book that has captivated the nation. Based of the true life story of an American heiress who risked her life to smuggle artists and intellectuals out of occupied France, this page-turner follows the dangerous adventures that take place under the Nazi's noses. It is one of the...

Everyone Brave is Forgiven Chris Cleave

EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN is set in London at the beginning of World War II, and tells the little known story of teachers sending their pupils to rural areas to protect them from Nazi air raids in London - the light skin children, that is. There is also a wartime story of romance and loss. The book is inspired by the...

Daddy Emma Cline

DADDY is a brilliant collection of dark stories praised by critics around the country. These literary treasures run the gamit from an absentee father collecting his son from boarding school to a young woman selling her underwear to a stranger to a notorious guest arriving in the Southwest for rehab. Fans of The...

Water Dancer Ta-Nehisi Coates

THE WATER DANCER is a gorgeously written work of magical realism that balances the horrors of slavery against the fantastical. The protagonist Hiram escapes and joins a guerilla cell planning to return to the plantation and liberate his family still in bondage. This character could have been imagined from the minds of...

The Snow Queen Michael Cunningham

THE SNOW QUEEN follows two brothers, one of whom is soon to marry, and the struggles they face in the serious illness of the future bride, drug use, and the different path each takes.

 

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