Reader Review: “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois”

by Victoria: This was as fantastic as you might have been hearing. It tackles an almost uncountable number of current topics in a sensitive and realistic way by wrapping them in a beautiful multi-generational...

Reader Review: “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius”

by Techeditor (Romeo, Michigan): A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS is delightful. Dave Eggers has a writing style like I've never read before. What would otherwise be, for example, sad or serious, he lightens....

Reader Review: “The Nesting Dolls”

by Kath (Bethany Beach): Terrific book for book clubs. Filled with memorable, fascinating characters. We see history revealed through the different lives and loves of three generations of one family of Russian women. Each...

Reader Review: “Daughters of Smoke and Fire”

by Lee Mitchell: A moving and heart breaking tribute to all the Kurds still living, or trying to live, a normal life in Iran. Leila Saman was born Kurdish but she always felt guilty...

Reader Review: “Migrations”

by Donna Mc (Georgia): Franny is one with the sea and with birds. She lives in a world apart, deeply intense but also deeply damaged. This is a wonderful book, beautifully written. Its understanding...

Reader Review: “The Sympathizer”

by John Otim (Uganda/Nigeria): In the last days as they prepared to evacuate and return home, as personified by Claude, a veteran senior CIA operative in Saigon, the Americans were as cool as can...

Reader Review: “The Other Passenger”

by Gerrie (Carmel, IN): Reading Candlish's The Other Passenger is comparable to watching a long far off train making its way to a collapsed trestle over a 1,000 ft drop, you know disaster is...

Reader Review: “A Peculiar Combination”

by Gabi: As fate brings them together, a spirited thief and a straight-laced Major become unlikely allies in war-time England as they join forces to thwart an attempt to deliver critical documents into the...

Reader Review: “The Personal Librarian”

by Gabi: A fascinating story of the life of Belle da Costa Greene (née Belle Marion Greener), J P Morgan's trusted personal librarian, partner-in-art, and confidant. The book follows Belle as she, a colored...

Reader Review: “Daughters Of Smoke & Fire”

by Rebecca G (Havertown, pa): Ava Homa's book is one of the most important books I've read in a long time. Probably most people don't know the history of the Kurds. I didn't realize...

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