The second book of the Neapolitan Novels series is a rich portrait of two girls and their friendship. Beginning in the 1960s when the more academically gifted Lila marries instead of continuing her education, we follow Elena through her success. Psychologically acute, this is a great work of modern fiction, and good news, there will be one more book. -Sandra
A young slave is freed by Abolitionist John Brown and is mistaken for a girl as they hurtle toward the historic Harpers Ferry raid and the Civil War. It is at the same time hilarious, tragic and moving--a fully realized story. Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the top ten books of 2013. -Nancy
McNair’s prose gradually builds like a hurricane crescendo that carries the reader on a whitewater crest toward a conclusion that is as unexpected as it is dreadful. We get a glimpse, through Threadgill’s last steps on earth, of what might have been, had Threadgill – had all the Billy Yanks and Johnny Rebs of the world – chosen to throw a bar-b-que instead of launch a Civil War. -Connie
Anita Shreve reveals the horror of the front during WWI, with the story of an American woman who awakens in France with no memory of who she is. Suffering from shell shock, she takes the name Stella Bain and makes her way to London where she senses she will be able to discover her identity. I read it in one day because I didn’t want to put it down! -Pat
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