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    THE TWELVE ROOMS OF THE NILE

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FICTION

THE TWELVE ROOMS OF THE NILE

by Enid Shomer

By weaving her own imaginative constructions in with actual journal entries of both Flaubert and Nightingale, Shomer... Full review >

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    BRING UP THE BODIES

    MAY 22, 2012

FICTION

BRING UP THE BODIES

by Hilary Mantel

The inventiveness of Mantel’s language is the chief draw here; the plot, as such, will engage only the most determined of... Full review >

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    THE KINGMAKER'S DAUGHTER

    AUG. 14, 2012

FICTION

THE KINGMAKER'S DAUGHTER

by Philippa Gregory

Although their fates are known, Gregory creates suspense by raising intriguing questions about whether her characters will... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE MARLOWE PAPERS

    JAN. 29, 2013

FICTION

THE MARLOWE PAPERS

by Ros Barber

Lush, inspired and provocative, this spellbinding dossier conjures up a bewitching Marlowe. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MRS. LINCOLN'S DRESSMAKER

    JAN. 15, 2013

FICTION

MRS. LINCOLN'S DRESSMAKER

by Jennifer Chiaverini

While the backdrop is strikingly vivid, Chiaverini’s domestic tale dawdles too often in the details of dress fittings and... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SEVEN LOCKS

    JAN. 1, 2013

FICTION

SEVEN LOCKS

by Christine Wade

Still, a spellbinding depiction of the hardships faced by a woman fighting her own war of independence. Full review >

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    A DANGEROUS INHERITANCE

    OCT. 2, 2012

FICTION

A DANGEROUS INHERITANCE

by Alison Weir

Did Richard III do in or merely discourage—“ ‘suppressed,’ mark you, not murdered”—his youngster kin? Read on. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    EQUAL OF THE SUN

    JUNE 5, 2012

FICTION

EQUAL OF THE SUN

by Anita Amirrezvani

An expertly woven, if occasionally talky, tale of gender rights and freedom. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE MALICE OF FORTUNE

    SEPT. 11, 2012

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

THE MALICE OF FORTUNE

by Michael Ennis

This is a dense narrative, permeated by the sights, sounds and smells of Renaissance Italy, and one that can stand shoulder... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SOMETHING RED

    SEPT. 18, 2012

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    KING'S MAN

    NOV. 13, 2012

  • FICTION

    FREUD'S SISTER

    AUG. 28, 2012

  • FICTION

    LIVE BY NIGHT

    OCT. 2, 2012

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

LIVE BY NIGHT

by Dennis Lehane

Power, lust and moral ambiguity combine for an all-American explosion of fictional fireworks. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    CITY OF WOMEN

    AUG. 7, 2012

FICTION

CITY OF WOMEN

by David R. Gillham

The blond beauty is Sigrid, a stenographer living alone with her unpleasant mother-in-law while her husband, Kaspar, serves... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE VIRGIN CURE

    JUNE 26, 2012

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