- Location(s): Wisconsin
- Genre(s): Photography, Nonfiction
- Era(s): 1890-1910
First published in 1973, this remarkable book about life in a small turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected and arranged photographs taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van...
- Location(s): New York City (NYC)
- Genre(s): Biography, Crime
- Era(s): 1950s-80s
Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill–the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who grew up to live the highs and lows...
- Location(s): Virginia
- Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
- Era(s): 1940s onwards
Precocious twelve-year-old Louisa Mae Cardinal lives in the hectic New York City of 1940 with her family. Then tragedy strikes — and Lou and her younger brother, Oz, must go with their invalid mother to live on their great-grandmother’s...
- Location(s): London
- Genre(s): Children
- Era(s): 1952
Classic-feeling storytelling with bags of charm. Fans of thrilling animal adventure and enchanting underground worlds will fall in love with Wishyouwas. It’s 1952 in smog-shrouded London. Christmas might be fast approaching, but with her mum away and Uncle Frank...
- Location(s): Somerset
- Genre(s): Young Adult, Fiction, Historical
- Era(s): 17th century
Set in the 17th century, a breathtaking debut, and a potential prize-winner, about the power of women, witchcraft, fury, revenge and the ties that bind us. After witnessing the brutal murder of her mother by witch-hunters, Evey vows to...
- Location(s): Europe
- Genre(s): Biography, Fiction
- Era(s): late 20th / early 21st centuries
24 themed chapters. Each with 10 numbered paragraphs. Each paragraph with precisely 120 words. The sum of a life. In his beautiful and haunting new book, Charles Lambert explores the fragmentary nature of memory, how the piecing together of...
- Location(s): United States (USA), Europe, South Africa
- Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
- Era(s): Present day
With a foreword by Lee Child. Andy Martin spent a year in the company of Lee Child, creator of tough-guy hero Jack Reacher. With Child is the diary of their adventures, tracking the publication and reception of Make Me,...