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– M –

Maitland-Lewis, Stephen

  • Botticelli’s Bastard – A novel tak­ing place in Europe with a strange premise combining ele­ments of magic, fan­tasy, his­tor­i­cal fic­tion and art history.

Mamatas, Nick

Manrique, Jaime

  • Cervantes Street– A historical-fiction novel about Miguel de Cer­vantes Saavedra’s jour­ney to write Don Quixote. The book is pep­pered with lit­er­ary ref­er­ences to Cer­vantes’ works as well as works of the time.

Mann, Leslie

Masterson, Louis

  • Morgan Kane: Without Mercy– The first book in this Western series which introduces the reader to Morgan Kane, Texas Ranger, an old world cowboy with the ethics and morality of a new world superhero.

McIntyre, Vonda

  • The Crystal Star (Star Wars Guest Review) – The events revolve around an intrigu­ing area of space in which a white dwarf star is orbit­ing a black hole and slowly being drawn in by the immense spa­tial forces at work.

McRobbie, Linda Rodriguez

MacNeal, Susan Elia

  • Mr. Churchill’s Secretary – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book tak­ing place in the early days of World War II about an American woman, a brilliant mathematician, of British origin in London working at 10 Downing Street.

  • Princess Elizabeth’s Spy – The sec­ond book in the author’s fic­tional series about Mag­gie Hope, this time Maggie is tasked with keeping an eye on the young Princess Elizabeth during World War II.

Magee, Doug

  • Darkness All Around – A mys­tery novel tak­ing place in a small town, the book also cap­tures the neu­ro­sis feel of small town pol­i­tics.

Mahon, Elizabeth Kerri

  • Scandalous Women – A non-fictionbook ded­i­cated to… scan­dalous women. Each woman is fea­tured in a short bio­graph­i­cal chap­ter.

Makine, Andreï

  • Dreams of My Russian Summers – An award winning fic­tional, semi-autobiographical book exploring the narrator’s grandmother’s life as well as the narrator’s life and how her sto­ries influ­enced him.

Malcolm, M. L.

  • Heart of Lies -A fic­tional tale of a fam­ily, inspired by the author’s hus­band, which takes place after World War I until the early days of World War II.

  • Heart of Deception – the fic­tional sequel to “Hear of Lies” pick­ing up with the same cast of char­ac­ters after World War II.

Marcus,Greil

  • Mystery Train (Guest Review) – The essential study of the quintessential American art form. First published in 1975, Greil Marcus’ Mystery Train remains a benchmark study of rock ‘n’ roll and a classic in the field of music criticism.

Margolick, David

  • Elizabeth and Hazel– A non fic­tion book about Eliz­a­beth Eck­ford and Hazel Bryan were cap­tured for pros­per­ity in a pho­to­graph by Will Counts.

Margolin, Josh

  • The Jersey Sting (with Ted Sherman)- The true story of the events lead­ing up to the arrest of 44 peo­ple in New Jer­sey including cor­rupt local politi­cians, Rab­bis, money laun­der­ers and, strangest of all, a black mar­ket kid­ney dealer.

de Marigny, Gerard

  • Thoughts on: The Watchman of Ephraim– A fic­tional book tak­ing place a decade after 9/11 when a multi-billionaire whose wife died in the Twin Towers opens a private security firm.

Márquez, Gabriel Garcia

Martel, Yann

  • Beatrice and Virgil: A novel – A a fictional book, a follow up to the author’s wildly successful “Like of Pi”, a strange story which is suppose to be an allegory for the holocaust.

Maxwell, Robin

  • Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan – A reimag­in­g of the famous Bur­roughs novel. This book tells the famous story from the view point of Jane Porter, Tarzan’s love interest.

McCann, Colum

McClure, Sandy

McCullough, David

  • 1776 – A non-fiction book about this remark­able year, the book has become a must on the list of every Amer­i­can his­tory buff since it came out.

  • John Adams – The award winning biography, and basis for the HBO series, of the US’ second president.

McDonough, Yona Zeldis

  • The Cats in the Doll Shop – A fic­tional children’s book aimed at the younger crowd. This book is a sequel to The Doll Shop Downstairs.

McMurtry, Larry

  • Rhino Ranch– A fictional book set in Texas following famil­iar char­ac­ters from pre­vi­ous McMurtry Books.

McNabb, Andy

  • Bravo Two Zero– A best­seller describ­ing a patrol by the Eng­lish Spe­cial Air Ser­vices (SAS) in Iraq dur­ing the Gulf War.

McNish, Cliff

  • Breath: A Ghost Story (Guest Review) — A fic­tional book taking place after twelve-year-old Jack’s father dies sud­denly, his mother Sarah moves them to an old farm­house in the coun­try. It’s an isolated,crumbling old place, and it has a his­tory. But Jack has a special gift.

Medad, Yisrael (editor)

  • Peace in the Making (with Harry Hurwitz)- The com­plete cor­re­spon­dence between the Israeli prime min­is­ter Men­achem Begin and the Egypt­ian pres­i­dent Anwar Sadat dur­ing the his­toric peace mak­ing efforts.

Mekhen­net, Souad

Metz, Lafe

  • The Locksmith – The memoir of Kurt Kann, a Ger­man born Amer­i­can solider dur­ing World War II.

Millard, Can­dice

Miller, Angela

Miller, Frank

  • All-Star Batman and Robin The Boy Wonder – A a fun, excit­ing, humor­ous and quick-paced book retelling the origins of Batman (using some graphic sex, violence and profanity).

  • The Dark Knight Returns– A Ground breaking graphic novel written and drawn by Miller.

  • Holy Terror – A graphic novel which has our heroes fight­ing Al-Qaeda. The book was writ­ten after 9/11 and it feels like it.

Miller, Ron

Mires, Charlene

Mishal, Nissim

  • The Mossad: Great Operations (with Michael Bar-Zohar) -A non-fiction book by Israeli jour­nal­ists recounting some of the great suc­cesses and fail­ures of the secret Israeli agency.

Mishani, D. A.

  • The Missing File– A mys­tery novel tak­ing place in Holon, Israel. The book has been trans­lated from Hebrew and is one of the few police mys­ter­ies / pro­ce­dural writ­ten in Israel.

Mitchell, David

  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet – In 18th Century in feudal Japan Dutch merchants onlly allowed on a small island. Jacob allows honor and decorum triumph over corruption and wickedness.

Mitchell, Stephen (editor)

  • The Enlightened Heart (Guest Review) – Selec­tions from: the Upan­ishads, the Book of Psalms, the Tao Te Ching, the Bha­gavad Gita, the Odes of Solomon, Chi­nese nature poets, early Chris­t­ian the­olo­gians, Japan­ese haiku prac­ti­tion­ers, Sufi poet Rumi, Dante, Kabir, Shake­speare, and more.

Montefiore, Simon Sebag

  • One Night in Winter – A a grip­ping, intel­li­gent novel about a bunch of upper class kids in Stalin’s Russia after World War II who were arrested for treason.

Moore, Alan

  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 – A graphic novel which puts together a bunch of famous fic­tional char­ac­ters, writ­ten by dif­fer­ent authors, to a steam­punk adven­ture which spans lit­er­a­ture and imag­i­na­tion.

  • The Killing Joke– A graphic novel telling the ori­gins of The Joker, Batman’s arch neme­sis. This graphic novel is con­sid­ered a “must read” for fans of the genre and the DC Universe.

Moorehead, Caroline

Moore, Don

Motion, Andrew

Mott, Jason

  • The Returned – The novel asks sev­eral very inter­est­ing ques­tions: what would you do if loved ones came back from the dead? Are they your loved ones or are they “copies”? How would the world react? What would the world do with all the over pop­u­la­tion?

Morris, Errol

Murakami, Haruki

  • 1Q84 – a fic­tional novel which takes place between two worlds, orig­i­nally writ­ten in Japan­ese and became a best seller almost immediately.

  • Norwegian Wood — A fictional 1987 novel set in 1960s Tokyo, Japan where a man reminisces about his college days, love lost and life.

Myers, Tamar

  • The Witch Doctor’s Wife – A novel about Amanda Brown, a young missionary from South Carolina, travels to the Belgian Congo in 1958 in order to oversee a missionary guest house in the town of Belle Vue. Belle Vue is a diamond mining town in which the race by the Belgian occupiers to get as many riches as they can before the forces of independence takes over is a major concern..


– N –

Nagel, Paul C.

  • John Quincy Adams– A wonderful character study / biography of the misunderstood sixth president of the US.

Naggar, Jean

Napoli, Lisa

  • Radio Shangri-La – A memoir starting in 2007. The author volunteered to go to Bhutan and help launch their first radio station.

Naslund, Sena Jeter

  • Adam & Eve – A fic­tional book which tries to tackle the evo­lu­tion / cre­ation­ism debate through its char­ac­ters and via the sto­ry­line.

Nesbø, Jo

  • The Bat– The first in the Harry Hole series. Oslo Crime Squad Inspec­tor Harry Hole is sent to Syd­ney, Aus­tralia to rep­re­sent Nor­way in an inves­ti­ga­tion of a Nor­we­gian national’s mur­der. Harry makes friends with the local police offi­cers and leaves his offi­cial role as an observer on the side­lines to take a more active role on the case.

  • Nemesis– Inspec­tor Harry Hole wakes up from a drunken stu­por after vis­it­ing an old flame with a huge mem­ory gap. Harry comes to find out that his girl­friend is dead, but he is busy inves­ti­gat­ing a vio­lent bank rob­bery which turned into a homicide.

  • The Devil’s Star – The third in the Harry Hole series. The book deals with a Norwegian serial killer and incorporates a sophisticated plot where all the pieces fit together at the end.

Nevo, Eshkol

  • The Lost Solos -An Israeli novel cap­turing sev­eral aspects of Israeli soci­ety, the Russ­ian immi­grant, a sol­dier, politi­cian, reli­gious Jew, an Arab bird-lover and more.

Nyiszli, Dr. Miklós

  • Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account – Memoir and cautionary tale of a Jewish doctor who became Men­gele’s per­sonal research pathologist. Non fiction and not for the faint or heart, but an excellent book.


– O –

O’Hanlon, Michael

  • The Wounded Giant – A non-fiction eBook in which the author lays out his ideas for mil­i­tary bud­get cuts.

Oksanen, Sofi

  • Purge – Wonderful historical fiction about two women and they horrifying events in their lives which take Estonia, in general, and their rural village specifically through WWII, soviet rule and independence.

Omar, Manal M.

Orczy, Emmuska

  • The Scarlet PimpernelA fictional adventure taking place during the French Revolution where a group of Englishman rescues French nobles from Madame Guil­lo­tine.

Ostrow, Stephen L.

Owen, Mark

Oz, Amos


– P –

Parnell, Sean

  • Outlaw Platoon (with John Bruning) – A non-fiction book about Mr. Parnell’s expe­ri­ence as a pla­toon leader (nick­named Out­law Pla­toon) for the U.S. Army Air­borne Ranger in Afghanistan.

Patchett, Ann

  • State of Wonder – A fictional fic­tional book tak­ing place, mostly, in Brazil’s Ama­zon region, Brazil when a pharmaceutical researcher from Minnesota goes looking for a missing colleague and her mentor.

Patterson, James

  • Sundays at Tiffany’s (with Gabrielle Charbonnet) – A romance about a poor little rich girl has an imaginary friend as a young girl and later gets reunited with him.

Parkin, Gaile

  • Baking Cakes in Kigali – A fic­tional story is about a woman named Angel Tun­garaza, who her­self is Tan­zan­ian but is liv­ing in an Inter­na­tional apart­ment com­plex in Rwanda and bakes cakes for a living.

Parssinen, Keija

  • The Ruins of Us – A fic­tional book set in Saudi Ara­bia, a char­ac­ter study of mar­riage in the midst of a cul­ture clash.

Pasulka, Brigid

Pearl, Matthew

  • The Technologists – A fic­tional book about the early days of the Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (MIT) in the years after the Amer­i­can Civil War dur­ing a very frag­ile time in our history.

Pearlman, Ann

  • The Christmas Cookie Club – A short fictional novel which takes place on one December evening. The event is the annual Christmas Cookie party where twelve women exchange cookies and donate some for charity.

Pearson, Ridley

  • The Risk Agent – a fic­tional mystery/thriller tak­ing place in China. The book is the first of a new series.

Penman, Sharon Kay

  • Lionheart – a his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book about Richard I and the Third cru­sade. This is a well researched book which is fas­ci­nat­ing and exciting.

Perkins-Valdes, Dolen

  • Wench – A fictional story which takes place examines the relationship between white masters and their concubines slaves. The story mostly takes place in the early 1850s at an Ohio vacation resort called Tawawa House

Perlman, Elliot

  • The Street Sweeper – A fic­tional book which deals with the Amer­i­can strug­gle for civil rights and the Holo­caust.

Pickard, Nancy

  • The Scent of Rain and Lightning – Can a community be responsible for wrongfully sending an innocent man to prison? This tale of murder in a small Kansas town touches the subject.

Pisani, Phil

  • Maggie’s Wars – A novel about Mag­gie Hogan is a strong woman, an ace report who just wants to be treated fairly. She fights, and sleeps, her way through the bat­tle­fields, the Nurem­burg tri­als and the after­math of the World War II, includ­ing the cold war.

Platt, Michael Donald

  • Rocamora – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book tak­ing place in 17th Cen­tury Spain based on the life of Vicente de Rocamora a poet, fighter and Domini­can priest who was thrust into the schem­ing court of King Philip IV. This book was the 2012 final­ist in the Inter­na­tional Book Awards for His­tor­i­cal Fiction.

  • House of Rocamora – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book tak­ing place in Ams­ter­dam. This is a sequel to the well received Roca­maora: Man of Masks.

Pollack, John

Pressfield, Steven

  • Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Bat­tle of Ther­mopyla – The Per­sian army, two mil­lion men strong, is march­ing onto Greece. The Greeks have deployed a small army, 4,000 — 7,000 men against the Per­sians and chose to make their stand at the geo­graph­i­cally advan­ta­geous Ther­mopy­lae. Lead­ing the Greeks are 300 Spar­tans who hope to delay the army enough for Greece to get together a defense plan.

  • Killing Rommel – A historical fiction novel which takes place in the early 1940’s when the Dessert Fox’s troops were intent on capturing the Mid East oil fields in order to support Germany’s war machine in its attempt of world conquest.

  • The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War – An excel­lent book which will give the reader much needed back­ground and sto­ries about the Six Days War. A well writ­ten book, a good read about a con­flict and the Israeli plight.

  • The Profession – A fic­tional book about the project future of Amer­ica seeing through the eyes of a mercenary soldier.

Preus, Margi

  • Shadow on the Mountain – A well researched, historical fiction YA novel taking place in Norway during World War II.

Prioleau, Betsy

  • Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them– A non-fiction book which tries to ana­lyze what makes a ladies’ man. The book makes an inter­est­ing read and I only wish I would have read it when I was sin­gle and still look­ing for a mate for life.


– Q –

Quick, Matthew

  • The Good Luck of Right Now– . The premise of the novel is that a men­tally hand­i­capped man finds a let­ter his departed mom kept from Richard Gere, the famous actor and activist, and decides to spill his heart out in let­ters to the celebrity.


– R –

Rakha, Naseem

  • The Crying Tree – A deeply mov­ing, well plot­ted book has many themes: for­give­ness, redemp­tion, belief, jus­tice and the role of orga­nized reli­gion are among some of them.

Rankin, Nicholas

Rashke, Richard

  • Escape from Sobibor – A non-fiction book which details the biggest escape from a Nazi con­cen­tra­tion camp in Poland dur­ing World War II.

Raymond, Alex

Reed, Ralph

  • The Confirmation – A fictional story set in the late 70’s in rural Mississippi. Many profound themes of friendship, bonding, racism, cruelty and community shunning are at the forefront of this well written novel.

Remple, William C.

  • At the Devil’s Table– A non-fiction nar­ra­tive of the Cali drug car­tel in the 1990’s told through the eyes of a high level informer.

Rideout, Tanis

  • Above All Things– A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion account of George Mallory’s 1924 attempt to climb Mt. Ever­est.

Riding, Alan

  • And The Show Went On – A non-fiction book which investigates the glimmering nightlife in an Nazi occupied Paris.

Riggs, Ransom

Hollow City – Athe sequel to the popular YA novel, Miss Peregrine children escape the island which was attacked by the evil “wights” under the guise of a military operation

Riley, Lucinda

  • The Lavender Garden– A young French aris­to­crat inher­its her child­hood château as well as debts. An art dealer finds him­self with Emi­lie help­ing her sell some of the trea­sures she inher­ited and the two fall in love. Dur­ing their time, they dis­cover that the home has its secrets, includ­ing a con­nec­tion to the French under­ground dur­ing World War IIs and an Eng­lish under­cover agent.

Roberts, Andrew

  • Napoleon: A Life– An inter­est­ing and thought pro­vok­ing biog­ra­phy of this unique man. Mr. Roberts has got­ten a hold of more than 33,000 pri­vate let­ters which were recently released and, as any fresh mate­r­ial does, caused his­to­ri­ans to ana­lyze and reflect upon the subject.

Roberts, Madoc

Rodriguez, Diogenes

  • Don Quixote for a New Millennium – The the old story of Don Quixote with a new trans­la­tion which tries to cap­ture the spirit of the book including sections of the history, linguistics and the phi­los­o­phy of Don Quixote.

Rogers, Jane

  • The Testament of Jessie Lamb – An an award win­ning science-fiction book tak­ing place in the near future where a virus is wiping out pregnant women. An idealistic 16 year old girl wants to volunteer to have a baby.

Rohmer, Sax

  • The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu – The 1913 novel which first intro­duced the famous vil­lain is actually a collection of short stories.

Rose, M.J.

  • The Rein­car­na­tion­ist Series

    • The Reincarnationist – A fic­tional story involv­ing past lives and reli­gious myth. It is the first of a series,

    • The Memorist – The second in the series dealing with a magic flute which helps people remember past lives.

    • The Hypnotist – The third installment in the series, this time from the point of view of an FBI agent.

    • The Book of Lost Fragrances – A fictional book, fourth in the Reincarnationist series, this time perfume from Cleopatra’s factory can cause people to relive past lives.

    • Seduction by M.J. Rose -The fifth book in the Rein­car­na­tion­ist series, this one involving French author Victor Hugo and takes place mostly on the Isle of Jersey .

  • In Session– A unique short book which con­tains three short sto­ries, Ms. Rose uses three fic­tional char­ac­ters of other authors who visit her cre­ation – a sex therapist.

Rosen, Leonard

  • The Tenth Witness – A fic­tional book in which Engi­neer Henri Poin­caré works hard to try and bring up the a sunk frigate with mil­lions worth of gold in its belly. Henri gets to know Liesel Kraus who is a direc­tor at Kraus Steel and is still haunted by a vio­lent Nazi his­tory and cor­rupt­ing wealth.

Roslund, Andres

  • Three Seconds (with Borge Hellström) – Winner of the prestigious Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year in 2009. This crime fiction novel focuses on the prison drug trade, Swedish prisons and justice system.

    Rosnay, Tatiana de

  • Sarah’s Key – The novel revolves around the French roundup of Jews dur­ing WWII. A lit­tle girl, named Sarah, which escaped death and the search for her lit­tle brother whom she locked in a cup­board before the French police took their fam­ily away.

Roth, Philip

  • The Plot Against America – An alter­na­tive his­tory novel which asks an ques­tion: what if Amer­ica had elected a fas­cist gov­ern­ment before World War II?

Rubenfeld, Jed

  • The Death Instinct – A fictional thriller set in the 1920’s centering around the historical Wall St. bombing of 1916.

Ross, Alex (with Mark Waid)

  • Kingdom Come – Collection of the a four issue comic book mini-series pub­lished in 1996. The absolute edi­tion comes with qual­ity print­ing, hard­cover, slip­case and addi­tional mate­r­ial.

Rostan, Susan

Rubin, Emily

  • Stalina A fictional story of a Russian immigrant to the United States.

Rylant, Cynthia


– S –

Sandell, Lauie

Sarna, Jonathan, D.

Sattin, Samuel

  • League of Sombodies – Fearghas Mur­doch Sikoph­sky wants to raise the world’s first legit­i­mate super­hero – the can­di­date: his son Lenard. How­ever, before becom­ing a hero Lenard must pass sev­eral tests from an ancient book which teaches men how to be men. In the process Lenard falls in love with the men­tally unsta­ble Laura Moskowitz.

Saylor, Steven

Scaffardi, Steven

  • The Drought – A funny novel which fol­lows an unfor­tu­nate man try­ing to get laid. The book is being mar­keted as a genre called “lad lit” which, to me, seems appropriate.

Schanzer, Jonathan

Schiff, Stacy

  • Cleopatra: A Life – The Pulitzer winning biography of the famous Egyptian Queen. This is a well researched and dense book –it is not easy to read.

Schwartz, Ghita

  • Displaced Persons – A fic­tional novel which fol­lows a group of holo­caust sur­vivors from their lib­er­a­tion to the twi­light of their life.

Schwarzenegger, Arnold

Schwarzkopf, General H. Noram

Schuman, Sandor

Scott, Sir Walter

  • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott – A fictional adventure story about a knight who came back from the crusades to an England struggling with modernization and a new king.

Sears, Michael

  • Black Fridays – The novel follows Jason Stafford who has spent the past two years in jail after being caught run­ning a Wall Street scam. Now the unem­ploy­able trader is try­ing to put his life back together and get his Autistic son back.

Seesequasis, Paul

  • Tobacco Wars – A fictional book which tra­verses two dimen­sions. One dimen­sion is the faux his­tory of Poc­a­hon­tas in rela­tion to the famous crop, the sec­ond dimen­sion is told through Indian fairytales.

Selznick, Brian

  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Part folk tale, part fan­tasy, part his­tory book with mag­nif­i­cent draw­ings and pho­tographs of old films this book defies cat­e­go­riza­tion. Add a boy, a girl, automa­ton, toys, a key, clocks, train sta­tion and a one eyed man and what you get is a fan­tas­tic fable which is sim­ple yet com­plex and some­what bizarre.

Sem-Sandberg, Steve

  • The Emperor of Lies – an award win­ning his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book about life in the Jewish ghetto at Łódź, Poland during the Nazi occupation.

Shaara, Jeff

  • World War II Series – Europe:

    • The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II – The first book in a historical series about World War II, this one starts at the African campaign and ends before the invasion into France.

    • The Steel Wave: A Novel of World War II -The book starts off where its pre­de­ces­sor left off Jan­u­ary 1944, five months before D-Day, the story pro­gresses through the inva­sion end­ing in Octo­ber 1944.

    • No Less Than Victory: A Novel of World War II -The third book in the trilogy. The book begins after the Nor­mandy inva­sion. The allied gen­er­als are con­fi­dent that the war will be over in a few weeks, but Hitler is not so sure.

  • The Final Storm: A Novel of World War II – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion novel which focuses on America’s war in the Pacific and the Battle of Okinawa.

Shaara, Michael

  • The Killer Angels – A Pulitzer Prize win­ning his­tor­i­cal fic­tion mas­ter­piece taking place over three days dur­ing the Bat­tle of Gettysburg.

Shaffer, Marjorie

Shaines, Robert A.

  • Command Influence -A first hand account of the trial of Lt. George C. Schreiber by his military defense attorney, who is the author.

Shankman, Helen Maryles

  • The Color of Light -A novel which explores art, the Holo­caust, human­ity and, of course, vam­pires. The vam­pire in the story runs an art school and is con­stantly in con­flict with his past life as well as the acts he is forced, by his nature, to do while try­ing to hold on to his humanity.

Shapira, Haim

  • What Really Matters – This non-fiction book which asks many philo­soph­i­cal ques­tions and some­times even answers them.

Shapiro, Dani

  • Devotion -A memoir about the authors mid-life crisis and search for spirituality. The book provided a fascinating read into the mind of a woman that, it seemed to me, couldn’t find inner calm if it slapped her in the face.

Sheehan, James

  • The Lawyer’s Lawyer– Jack Tobin, one of the best lawyers in the United States, takes it upon him­self to rep­re­sent a ser­ial killer that he believes to be inno­cent.

  • The Alligator Man by James Sheehan – The novel follows Kevin, a lawyer who is trying to recon­nect with his past and helps a fam­ily friend, Billy, who is charged with mur­der of a cor­po­rate tycoon who destroyed the lives of thou­sands of peo­ple.

Sherman, Ted

  • The Jersey Sting (with Josh Margolin) – The true story of the events lead­ing up to the arrest of 44 peo­ple in New Jer­sey including cor­rupt local politi­cians, Rab­bis, money laun­der­ers and, strangest of all, a black mar­ket kid­ney dealer.

Shimon, Samuel (Editor)

Shiri-Horowitz, Revital

  • Daughters of Iraq – the fictional story of three women. Two sisters who immigrated from Iraq to Israel and a daughter who is first generation Israeli.

Shoham, Liad

  • Lineup – The Amer­i­can debut of the Israeli author. A quiet Tel-Aviv street is rocked by a bru­tal rape which leaves the police baf­fled since no eye­wit­nesses, clues or sus­pects exist.

  • Asylum City – The novel’s pro­tag­o­nist, police inspec­tor Anat Nach­mias, is a for­mi­da­ble char­ac­ter. Even though she’s small in stature and rank, Anat is smart, capa­ble and able to nav­i­gate to ultra-macho cul­ture of Israeli police.

Shoneyin, Lola

Shriver, Lionel

  • Big Brother – A chracter driven novel, as well as social commentary, about a woman who helps her obese brother lose weight while trying to keep her family together.

  • The New Republic– A a novel about the nature of jour­nal­ism where journalists manipulate the news to gain headlines.

  • so much for that – A fictional book which with the frustration and the unfairness of dealing with the US healthcare industry.

Shuster, Joe

Sicha, Choire

Sidransky, A.J.

  • Forgiving Maximo Rothman– A fas­ci­nat­ing and enter­tain­ing read which mixes World War II Jew­ish refugees in the Domini­can Repub­lic.

Siegel, Jerry

Silva, Daniel

  • The Unlikely Spy – A fictional fast paced page turner, set mostly in days preceding the Normandy invasion in WWII.

  • Gabriel Allon series

    • The Kill Artist– The first book in the series about Israeli reluctant secret agent Gabriel Allon. A supermodel spy and a tortured hero – who can ask for anything more?

    • The English Assassin – Taking on the Swiss banking cartel and their involvement with the Nazis. The second installment of the series about the reluctant Israeli agent Gabriel Allon.

    • The Confessor– the third install­ment in the fic­tional adven­tures of the reluc­tant Israeli agent Gabriel Allon.

    • A Death in ViennaGabriel Allon is sent to Vienna to investigate a murder but discovers a personal connection to the story.

    • Prince of Fire -The fifth book in the Gabriel Allon series. Unlike the pre­vi­ous books, this one takes place mostly in Israel as oppose to Europe.

    • The Mes­senger -The Sixth book in the Gabriel Allon series which takes our hero across the globe foiling al Qaeda plans to destroy the Vatican.

    • The Secret Servant -The seventh book in the Gabriel Allon series. The Israeli spy is on his way to Amsterdam to look through the archives of an Israeli asset that has been murdered. A routine assignment perhaps, but Allon soon discovers that the Islamic underground plots to commits acts of terror in England.

    • Moscow Rules -The eighth book in the Gabriel Allon series. Allon and his new wife, Chiara, are on their hon­ey­moon in Umbria, Italy. But Gabriel never stops work­ing and is restor­ing a paint­ing for the Vat­i­can. A Russ­ian news­pa­per reporter con­tacts the Israeli embassy in Rome request­ing a meet­ing with Allon who reluc­tantly agrees.

  • Michael Osborne series

    • The Mark of the Assassin – A fast paced fictional mystery about CIA agent Michael Osbourne. The story takes place mainly in the United States & England and involves several contemporary themes.

    • The Marching Season– The fictional sequel to “The Mark of the Assassin”. The phrase “Marching Season” comes from the parades held in Northern Ireland every year.

Silver, Elizabeth, L.

  • The Execution of Noa P. Singleton – A novel about our cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment sys­tem tak­ing place mostly in Philadel­phia. This is Ms. Silver’s, a lawyer who worked on death penalty cases, debut novel.

Singer, Jame

Singer, Judy Reene

Skloot, Rebecca

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – The HeLa cells have been used by sci­en­tists for decades to ben­e­fit mankind, how­ever the fam­ily got no mon­e­tary com­pen­sa­tion. The cells them­selves have been taken from Hen­ri­etta Lacks with­out per­mis­sion or con­sent, as was the norm.

Skopp, Douglas R.

  • Shadows Walking -A historical fiction novel following a Nazi doctor from WWI to after WWII. A tough to read novel, but well researched and hard to put down.

Smith, Betty

  • A Tree Grows in BrooklynHistorical fiction classic pub­lished in 1943 describing life life in turn-of-the-century Brook­lyn

Smith, Dwayne Alexander

  • Forty Acres– A fictional book which is thought pro­vok­ing with an inter­est­ing premise. A African-American man dis­cov­ers that his new friends are part of a com­mu­nity which enslaves white peo­ple, descen­dents of slave own­ers, who are being pun­ished for the sins of their ancestors.

Smith, James Robert

  • The Flock – a fiction fantasy thriller set in a Florida. The title of the novel comes from a group of prehistoric giant carnivorous birds known as Phorusrhacids.

Smith, RJ

Smith, Tom Rob

  • Child 44 – An MGB officer tracks down a serial killer in Stalinist Russia.

  • The Secret Speech -In this followup to “Child 44” we continue to follow the tortured life of MGB agent turned homicide detective Leo Demidov.

Sobel, Dava

  • A More Perfect Heaven– Part fiction, part non-fiction about Nico­laus Coper­ni­cus and his student German math­e­mati­cian Georg Joachim Rheti­cus.

Soli, Tatjana

  • The Lotus Eaters -A fictional book about female combat photographers during the Vietnam War.

Spencer, Charles

St. Jean, Alan

Stackpole, Michael

  • X-wing: Rogue Squadron (Star Wars Guest Review) -First book in the X-wing series. Rebel hero Wedge Antilles has been given the task of rebuild­ing the leg­endary Rogue Squadron — a team of pilots charged with using their X-wings in the most dif­fi­cult assign­ments that the Rebel Alliance has to face.

Stern, Roger

  • The Death and Life of Superman – A novel which takes the saga of “The Death of Super­man”, “Funeral for a Friend”, “Reign of the Super­men”, and “The Return of Super­man”, which appeared in comic book form in the mid 80’s, and turns it to light reading.

Stern, Steve

  • The Frozen Rabbi – a fic­tional book about an 18th Cen­tury rabbi brought back to life in the 20th Cen­tury. The book serves as a won­der­ful com­men­tary on today’s society.

Stewart, James B.

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Stockett, Kathryn

  • The Help – Stories of black domestic servants working in white households of Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960s.

Stockinger, Zsolt T.

Stoker, Bram

  • Dracula– The classic that started it all, written in 1897 yet still relevant and chilling.

Strange, John Stephen

  • Catch the Gold Ring (Guest Review) – A novel which tells the story of a for­mer French Resis­tance fighter named Henri and his search for his brother’s betrayer seven years after the lib­er­a­tion of Paris.

Suberman, Stella

  • The Jew Store – A quick, enjoy­able mem­oir about her family’s adven­ture in Con­cor­dia, TN close to the Nashville area. Ms. Suberman’s father, Aaron Bron­son, a born sales­man, immi­grated from Russ­ian to Amer­ica, mar­ried a nice New York Jew­ish girl and went south to open his own store.

Suhl, Yuri

  • Uncle Misha’s Partisans – A fic­tional book fol­low­ing the adven­tures of a Ukrain­ian boy dur­ing World War II The boy’s family was murdered and he joined a group of partisans.

Sullivan, Mar­garet M.

Sun Tzu

  • The Art of War -Then ancient Chi­nese mil­i­tary trea­tise, a clas­sic within the sci­ence of mil­i­tary stud­ies is only attrib­uted to the high rank­ing gen­eral and was believed to have been com­plies dur­ing the last spring and autumn of the War­ring States period(either 476 BC or 453 BC).

  • The Art of War from SmarterComics: How to be Successful in Any Competition (illustrated by Shane Chester) – a graphic novel of the famous book.

Swanson, Peter


– T –

Taubman, Bess

Templin, Stephen

Terlouw, Jan

  • Winter in Wartime – A fic­tional book set in World War II. The book is a Dutch clas­sic orig­i­nally called Oor­logswin­ter

Teulé, Jean

  • The Hurlyburly’s Husband– A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book about the Mar­quis de Mon­tes­pan and his new wife, Athé­naïs who becomes the pre­ferred mis­tress of King Louis XIV. The novel was spent many weeks top­ping the French charts and was trans­lated by Ali­son Ander­son.

Thomas, William E.

Thrall, Chris

Tobin, Greg

Tolinski, Brad

Tolstoy, Leo

  • Anna Karenina – The classic novel about unhappy families with a tragic end and many political points and a scathing crit­i­cism of Russian upper class society and aristocracy.

  • The Krautzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy – aA novella writ­ten in 1889. Pozd­ny­shev over­hears a con­ver­sa­tion on a train about love and mar­riage when he is reminded of his past mis­deeds.

  • War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy – Taking place during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, the owrk revolves around three families. The work is regarded as one of the most impor­tant works of world lit­er­a­ture .

Tomsky, Jacob

Townley, Alvin

  • Fly NavyA non-fiction book about the real world adven­tures of peo­ple in the US Navy

Tugend,Alina

  • Better by Mistake – a non-fiction book which tries to explain how deal­ing with mis­takes can ben­e­fit you and your work.

Tusa, Chris

  • Dirty Little Angels – A short novel taking place in New Orleans through the eyes of a poor teenage girl.

Twain, Mark

  • Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1 – Mark Twain insisted that his autobiography would be released 100 years after his death as not to embarrass / insult any living person and/or their children. True to his word, Mr. Twain manages to insult a few people.

Tye, Larry


– U –

Upson, Nicola

  • Fear in the Sunlight – A mys­tery novel tak­ing place in 1936, part of a series starring real-life author Josephine Tey, this one involving Alfred Hitchcock.


– V –

Vansant, Wayne

  • Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day– The graphic novel con­nects to the reader more than a mere his­tory book. The excel­lent art draws atten­tion to his­tor­i­cal details in vivid details and colors.

Vaughn, S.W.

  • Broken Angel– A fic­tional book tak­ing about a brother trying to “buy back” his sister by making money in NYC’s under­ground street fight­ing scenes. This is the first book in a the House Phoenix series but can be read as a standalone.

Venturini, Fred

Verghese, Abraham

  • Cutting for Stone – A fictional story of two identical twin doctors born in Ethiopia.

Vermes, Timur

  • Look Who’s Back -Adolf Hitler wakes up, in uniform, in the middle of Berlin – the year is 2011. Failing to find his bunker, or get proper respect from strangely dressed “Hitler Youth” members, Hitler shacks up with in a newspaper kiosk. Hitler discovers a weak society, one full of “Turks”, disrespectful youths, and … led by a woman.

Verne, Jules

  • 20,000 Under the Sea – The classic science fiction story follows the adventures of Professor Aronnax on Captain Nemo’s Nautilus.

Vlautin, Willy

  • The Free – The three pro­tag­o­nists rep­re­sent in the novel are what most peo­ple in Amer­ica go through today. Free­dom no longer means free­dom from tyran­ni­cal gov­ern­ments, but free­dom from debt and every­day strug­gles against Amer­i­can oli­garchs whether they are banks or insur­ance companies.


– W –

Waid, Mark

  • Kingdom Come (with Alex Ross) – Collection of the a four issue comic book mini-series pub­lished in 1996. The absolute edi­tion comes with qual­ity print­ing, hard­cover, slip­case and addi­tional mate­r­ial.

Wasdin, Howard E.

Webb, Jim

  • Born Fighting (Guest Review) – A look at this cul­ture from the days of the Roman emperor Hadrian when they were Celts in Scot­land, through Ulster and all the way across the Atlantic into rural Amer­ica.

Wecker, Helene

  • The Golem and the Jinni – A novel tak­ing place in New York, 1899 weaving two myth­i­cal crea­ture from two dif­fer­ent cul­tures to cre­ate a dif­fer­ent kind of story altogether.

Weldon, Glen

Weatherford, Jack

Weir, Alison

  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII – A non-fiction book which tries to navigate through the maze which is known as the “Tudor History“. Ms. Weir tells the collective story of the six wives of Henry VIII – and no, he didn’t had them all executed.

Weisgarber, Ann

Weiss, Ernst

Wells, H. G.

  • The First Men in the Moon – A science fiction classic follow Dr. Cavor and Mr. Bed­ford who found a way to get to the moon and meet its inhabitants, but will they get back?

  • The Invisible Man – A sci­ence fic­tion clas­sic writ­ten in 1897 about a scientist who discovers the secret to invisibility and gone mad.

Wertheimer, Stef

  • Man At a Machine – An autobiog­ra­phy of the Israeli indus­tri­al­ist and statesman.

West, Nigel

Weiner, TIm

  • Enemies: A History of the FBI – A non-fiction about tells of the 100 year his­tory of the famous orga­ni­za­tion. Mr. Weiner is a Pulitzer Prize win­ning author and a for­mer New York Times reporter who wrote largely about Amer­i­can secu­rity.

Wilde, Oscar

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray – The classic book in which Dorian Gray is a young man who is hand­some and inno­cent. When an artist paints a por­trait of Gray, Dorian makes a wish to always look like the portrait.

Williams, John

  • Stoner – A novel written in 1965 and is considered a forgotten classic about the son of a poor farmer who fell in love with English literature and became a scholar.

Wills, Garry

  • James Madison – A quick biography of the fourth US President concentrating on his time in office.

Willrich, Michael

  • Pox — An American History – A non-fiction book which traces how the small­pox vac­cine was dis­trib­uted dur­ing major out­breaks. Some of the vac­cines were forced onto peo­ple which caused an out­rage and the ques­tion made it all the way to the Supreme Court.

Winder, Elizabeth

Winters, Ben H.

  • The Last Policeman – Hank Palace just made detec­tive, he does not let his new job go to his head, the police force is miss­ing many peo­ple since it was announced that aster­oid 2011GV1 is hurl­ing through space about to destroy life on earth.

  • Countdown City– The sec­ond novel in a tril­ogy finding the world 77 days before a huge meteor will hit and will end life as we know it, while ex-cop Hank Palace looking for a missing person.

  • World of Trouble – Detec­tive Hank Palace leaves the com­fort­able nest he shared with his friends in New Eng­land, wait­ing for an aster­oid to hit Earth, to find his sis­ter Nico. Nico has joined a group of rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies who intend on free­ing sci­en­tists out of jail so they can save the world.

Wit­t­er­ick, J. L.

Wishnia, Kenneth

  • The Fifth Servant– A fictional mystery set in 1592 at Jewish Ghetto in the city of Prague. The book is rich with Jewish culture and the tensions between Jews and Christian.

Wolverton, Dave


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– Y –

Yip, Mingmei

  • Skeleton Women – A novel about Camilla is an orphan girl in Shanghai who is plucked out of the orphan­age by a Chi­nese crim­i­nal gang and gets trained in the arts of seduc­tion and assas­si­na­tion. Camilla is then planted as a spy in the midst of a rival gang and uses her cun­ning and skill to become the mis­tress of the elderly leader, Mast Lung.

Young, Alfred Fabian

  • The Shoemaker and the Tea Party– Tells the story of some major events from the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion through the eyes of a com­moner, George Robert Twelves Hewes.

Yousef, Mosab Hasson

  • Son of Hamas – A fascinating memoir by a son of a high ranking Hamas official who became a born again Christian and an Israeli informer.


– Z –

Zackheim, Michele

  • The Last Train to Paris – Rose Manon is an Amer­i­can jour­nal­ist, born in Nevada, liv­ing in New York try­ing hard to deal with the atti­tudes of the 1930s. Rose has been posted to Paris with a loom­ing global war on everyone’s radar.

Zahn, Timothy

  • The Thrawn Tril­ogy

    • Heir to the Empire (Star Wars Guest Review) – A Star Wars book. Five years after Return of the Jedi, and Leia have twins on the way. Luke is try­ing to estab­lish a direc­tion for the Jedi move­ment. But Grand Admi­ral Thrawn is trying to do what the Emperor failed to do – destroy the Repub­lic.

    • Dark Force Rising (Star Wars Guest Review)– Continuation of the incred­i­ble story of the New Republic’s efforts to repel the attacks of the for­mi­da­ble Grand Admi­ral Thrawn in Dark Force Ris­ing, the sec­ond vol­ume of a tril­ogy

    • The Last Command (Star Wars Guest Review)– The cli­mac­tic novel in Tim­o­thy Zahn’s superb Thrawn Tril­ogy which is brought to conclusion in a highly reward­ing tale, inter­twin­ing the mil­i­taris­tic and pre­cise sto­ry­line of Grand Admiral’s Thrawn’s cam­paign against the New Repub­lic with the more meta­phys­i­cal strug­gles of Luke Sky­walker and insane Jedi clone Joruus C’baoth.

Zafón, Carlos Ruiz

  • For­got­ten Books series

    • The Shadow of the Wind– A worldwide best seller. The book follows a young boy named Daniel and has possibly one of the best literary inventions of the decade the “Cemetery of Forgotten Books”.

    • The Angel’s Game – a pre­quel to Zafón’s pre­vi­ous novel Shadow of the Wind, also taking place in Barcelona involving a writer who finally got his big break… but did he?

    • The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón– The third book in the For­got­ten Books series. The first two books, The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game have been inter­na­tional best sell­ers..

Zander, Joakim

  • The Swimmer– Even though this novel is a fast read, it requires some atten­tion from the reader. Mr. Zan­der casts many stones at the polit­i­cal estab­lish­ments of the US, Swe­den and other Euro­pean countries..

Ziegler, Irene

  • Ashes to Water– A fictional mystery which takes place in pre-Disney Florida. This is a very atmospheric novel involving a small town murder and a resolute woman intending on cracking the mystery.

Zrihen-Dvir, Therese

  • The Stairway to Heaven – A short fictional story told from the view point of two women after they had witnessed the Beit-Lid massacre in Israel.

Zuckoff, Mitchel

Zusak, Markus

  • The Book Thief – An award winning book, narrated by Death, following the life of a little girl in Nazi Germany.

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