- Location(s): Tokyo
- Genre(s): Fiction
- Era(s): 1959 - 1989
In this national bestseller from the author of Reservation Road, a young woman, Haruko, becomes the first nonaristocratic woman to penetrate the Japanese monarchy. When she marries the Crown Prince of Japan in 1959, Haruko is met with cruelty...
- Location(s): Yorkshire
- Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Mystery
- Era(s): 1930s and modern day
Précis Courtesy of Goodreads: 1932 – Twelve-year-old Billy Shaw lives in a palace. Potter’s Pleasure Palace – the best entertainment venue this side of the Pennines, complete with dancing and swing-boats and picnickers and a roller-skating rink. Billy’s ma...
- Location(s): China, Moscow
- Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
- Era(s): 1920s
China, 1929. For years Lydia Ivanova believed her father was killed by the Bolsheviks. But when she learns he is captive in Stalin-controlled Russia, the fiery-haired girl is willing to leave everything behind – even her Chinese lover, Chang...
- Location(s): Virginia
- Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
- Era(s): 1831
In 1831 Nat Turner awaits death in a Virginia jail cell. He is a slave, a preacher, and the leader of the only effective slave revolt in the history of ‘that peculiar institution’. William Styron’s ambitious and stunningly accomplished...