From the award-winning author of the acclaimed bestseller The Last Painting of Sara de Vos comes a luminous new novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his muse. Dominic Smith's The Electric Hotel winds through the nascent days of cinema i... read more
Australian bestselling novelist Karen Brooks rewrites women back into history with this breathtaking novel set in 17th century London--a lush, fascinating story of the beautiful woman who is drawn into a world of riches, power, intrigue...and chocolate.
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England 1648. A dangerous time for a woman to be different . . . Midsummer's Eve, 1648, and England is in the grip of civil war between renegade King and rebellious Parliament. The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even to the remote Tidelands - the marshy landscape of... read more
Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . . There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming ven... read more
Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally bestselling author of The Survivors.
1953, the South of France. The fragile peace between the West and Soviet Russia hangs on a knife edge. And one family has been torn apar... read more
There on her forearm, next to a small brown birthmark, were six tattooed numbers. 'Do you remember me now?' he asked, trembling. She looked at him again, as if giving weight and bone to a ghost. 'Lenka, it's me,' he said. 'Josef. Your husband.' During the last moments of calm in p... read more
|Reading Level:||1 Fiction|
I have wished so many times that I had acted differently.I wish that I had been more worthy of you...Eventually the war will end, and then we will find each other. Until then, remember me.
Hungary, 1938. In a city park, beneath one of its bleakly loomi... read more
|Awards:||Short-listed for Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year 2017.|
On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove--to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his pregnant wife--"that the hours of his life belong to himself alone." In the aftermath of the ... read more
Is he a hero or a traitor? Based on astonishing true events set in the darkest days of World War II in Budapest, this is an enthralling story of heroism, vengeance, passion, and betrayal. It is also the story of three women linked by a secret that threatens to destroy their... read more
This is not a detective story, this is a story about the making of a detective...William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective, and decides, much to his father's dismay, that rather than become a barrister like his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister Grace, ... read more
'Marriage isn?t always a bed of roses. And there are many ways to be a wife,' the vicar informs the town ...It?s 1930, and as the Depression overtakes rural New South Wales, what it means to be a wife tests the four respectable ladies of Pros... read more
|Reading Level:||very good|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Best Read of the Year 2006 and IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2007.|
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize . Arthur and George grow up worlds apart in late nineteenth-century Britain: Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh, George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age, whil... read more