The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

Taut, exotic and unsettling, this thriller will push all your crime fiction buttons. Set in a refurbished sanatorium with a sinister past, the tension escalates deliciously to a satisfying denouement.READ MORE

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

The heroic efforts of a small group of French librarians to resist the closing of the American Library of Paris during WWII is contrasted with a coming of age tale of a Montana girl in the 1980s and tied together with themes of friendship, loyalty, guilt and betrayal. A satisfying and substantial read.


Four Lost Cities by Annalee Newitz

Why did people build the way they did? What were their daily lives like, how did it affect the structure of their communities and why did they leave? This is a careful look at domestic spaces, streets and gathering places and the remnants left by ordinary folk. It is enlightening and entertaining, two essential factors in nonfiction narrative.