Books by Author M – Z

January 16, 2013


– M –

Mac Donald, Elizabeth

  • A Matter of Interpretation – A historical fiction book, taking place in the 13th Century following Michael Scot, a scholar and translator working for Emperor Frederick II.

MacDonald, Alexander

Macintyre, Ben

MacKenzie, Alastair

  • Pilgrim Days: From Vietnam to the SAS – A memoir of the author who served in the special forces of several countries over his life, documenting his life from serving in the New Zealand Army in Vietnam, to the SAS, South Africa, Oman, and finally as a private security agent.

Maxfield, Jen

MacLean, David Stuart

Maltz, Albert

  • A Tale of One January – A historical-fiction story of two women who escaped from a Nazi death March in January, 1945.

McCandless III, Bruce

McCann, Colum

  • Let the Great World Spin – A series of well written short stories, which ultimately get intertwined

  • Apeirogon – The contemporary –historical-fiction (I don’t know how else to describe it) of the path crossed by an Israeli man and a Palestinian man, both who lost young daughters

McCord, Kyle

McKay, Sincliar

Maeder, Thomas

The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot– A non-fiction crime book taking place in France during World War II, the killer’s defense was that he only killed Nazi sympathizers, but was he?

Maguire, Gregory

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.

Maley, Dennis W.

  • Profane Fire at the Altar of the Lord – A historical fictional story taking place in Europe during the 1600s involving a dwarf Jew who cons European Jewry into thinking he’s the Messiah, an Italian actor and European royalty.

Mangan, John

Mann, James

Mamatas, Nick

Mantel, Hilary

  • Wolf Hall – A historical fiction book about the life of Thomas Cromwell. The novel won the 2009 Man Booker Prize.

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

Martin, James Conroyd

Martinez, Gama Ray

Martinez-Belli, Laura

  • The Empress (translated by Simon Bruni) – A novel about the life of Empress Carlota, wife of Maximilian von Habsburg of Austria who was, for a sort time, installed by the French as Mexico’s Emperor.

Mascarenhas, Kate

  • The Psychology of Time Travel – A novel which imagines the world if time travel was invented in the late 1960s by four female scientist, and a murder being investigated across time.


  • The Jewish Brigade #1 – A graphic novel, the first of a three part series taking place in 1945. Ari and Leslie, two soldiers in the Jewish Brigade, are riding on a jeep through Italy looking for survivors and hunting Nazis, dispensing justice on the spot.

Massimino, Mike

Masters, Jason

  • James Bond: Vargr (with Warren Ellis) – A graphic novel about the famous MI6 agent who returns to London from a vengeance mission in Helsinki and resumes the boring duties of the 00 section. Soon enough he gets a new mission, this time in Berlin to break a drug trafficking cartel.

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.

Markham, Robert

  • Colonel Sun – The first novel featuring secret agent James Bond, 007, not written by Ian Fleming. Robert Markham is actually the pseudonym of Kingsley Amis.

Martin, George R.R.

Matthews, Tony

Mayes, Frances

Mayer, Jane

Mbue, Imbolo

  • How Beautiful We Were – A multi-generational saga taking place in a small African village, being ravaged by an American oil company.

McBride, James

McCarthy, Trevor

McCubbbin, Lisa

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.

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.

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.

McMillan, Jason

  • The Grey Zone – A novel taking place in 2072 when The United States has joined the Global Federation of Nations to implement the Basic Human Standard, which improved life for much of the world. Fifteen years later, many Americans still dismiss the principles of the GFN, and fight against it and its forces.

McMurtry, Larry

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

  • Books – A non-fiction memoir of the author’s time as an antiquarian book seller.

McNabb, Andy

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

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.

Meinhardt, Maren

Mekhen­net, Souad

Metz, Lafe

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

Midwood, Ellie

  • The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz – A historical fiction book recounting the life of Malka “Mala” Zimetbaum and Edvard “Edek” Galiński who escaped from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Mihm, Stephen

Millar, Mark

  • Civil War (illustrated by Steve McNiven) – A comic book event which pitted a team led by Captain America against a team led by Iron Man (Tony Stark) at great cost to both.

  • Superman: Red Son – a classic graphic novel asking what whould happen if the Man of Steel’s rocket

  • Wolverine: Old Man Logan (illustrated by Steve McNiven) – A graphic novel featuring this X-Men favorite. The comic series was the basis for the movie Logan.

Millard, Can­dice

Miller, Charley

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.

  • Superman: Year One (illustrated by John Romita Jr.) – A graphic novel retelling / re-imaging of Superman’s origin story. From the collapse of Krypton, to the Kent farm in Kansas, from the military, to the depths of the ocean, and becoming a superhero in Metropolis

Miller, Peter

Miller, Ron

Milligan, Peter

  • Red Lanterns Vol. 1: Blood and Rage (illustrated by Ed Benes) – A graphic novel following Atrocitus is the founder of the Red Lantern Corps, beings who get their power from hatred and anger.

  • Red Lanterns, Vol. 2: The Death of the Red Lanterns (art by Miguel Sepúlveda and Ed Benes) – A graphic novel continuing the story of the Red Lanterns, fueled by anger and rage.

  • Red Lanterns Vol. 3: The Second Prophecy (illustrated Miguel Sepúlveda) – A graphic which continues the story of the brutal civil war the Red Lanterns fighting, and follows three arcs: an origin story of Atrocitus, Rankorr coming to terms with losing his humanity in favor of being a Red Lantern (Bleez acting as his conscious), and the rest of the Red Lanterns looking after the battery.

Mingarelli, Hubert

  • Four Soldiers (translated by Sam Taylor) – A short novel taking about members of the Russian Army fighting the Russian Civil War in 1919.

Mires, Charlene

Mirsky, Stuart W.

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.

Mishima, Yukio

  • Life for Sale by Yukio Mishima (translated by Stephen Dodd) – A novel about a Japanese man who decided to sell his life, allowing someone to with his life what they will.

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, Erika

  • Bai Tide – The first in a series featuring CIA agent Bai Hsu.

  • Take the Bai Road – a novel which continues the adventures of CIA case officer Bai Hsu, a Chinese-American spy – this time taking on the Mexicans cartels.

Mitchell, Greg

Mitchellhill, Jennifer

  • Samurai Castles (photography by David Green) – A non0fiction book featuring these fantastic Japanese castles.

Moeller, Christopher

Molloy, Aimee

  • Goodnight Beautiful – A psychological suspense novel, attempting to surprise the reader with several twists, turns, and misdirections.

Molloy, J. T.

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.

  • Sashenka by Simon Sebag Montefiore – A novel taking place in Russia before and after the Communist revolution where sixteen year old Sashenka Zeitlin feels that she is making history. Daughter of a rich, Jewish merchant, beautiful and stubborn Sashenka plays a dangerous game with the Tsar’s secret police in 1916

  • Titans of History: The Giants Who made Our World by Simon Sebag Montefiore – A non-fiction book of extremely short biographies of those people the author deemed as changing the world they lived in.

Montgomery, Ben

Moore, Alan

  • Jerusalem – A novel that takes place in a small section of Northampton, England but in different times and planes. The narrative is told through several people, some experiencing the same events, and some seemingly disconnected from the overall storyline

  • 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.

Moore, Don

Moore, Robin

Moore, Stephen L.

Moorehead, Caroline

Morad, Yacov

Moredock, Will

Moriss, Edmund

  • Edison – A biography of the most known, and productive, genius inventor in American history.

  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt – A biography of the 26th President of the United States. This is the first book of a trilogy.

Motion, Andrew

Moss, Wes

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?

Moreci, Michael

Morris, Errol

Mortimer, Ian

  • The Outcasts of Time – A fantasy novel following two brothers, born in the mid-1300s, who jump forward 99 years for every day that passes

Mouw, Gudrun

  • From Ashes Into Light – A novel with a strange narrative, reading more as an adult fairytale than Holocaust fiction.

Muir, Tamsyn

  • Gideon the Ninth – The first book in The Locked Tomb trilogy, and follows a swordswoman serving a necromancer, vying for eternal life

  • Harrow the Ninth – The second book in the sc-fi/horror/fantasy series of The Locked Tomb Trilogy, following one of the Harrowhark Nonagesimus, a necromancer who has been ascended to immortality.

  • Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower – An adult fairytale retelling a version of Rapunzel, but with a twist.

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.

Murphy, J. Byrne

Murphy, Sean

  • Batman: White Knight – A graphic novel which follows Jack Napier, The Joker, as he rebrand himself as the White Knight of Gotham, the man who will shine a light on all the corruption which is dragging down the city to benefit the few.

Murphy, Steve

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 –


  • The Sea Beach Line – A novel about Izzy Edel who gets kicked out of college for selling drugs, while at home with his mother in New Mexico he receives word that his father died mysteriously in New York City. Izzy goes to NYC not believing that his father is dead.

Nagel, Paul C.

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

Naggar, Jean

Nagorski, Andrew

  • The Nazi Hunters– a non-fiction book which tells of the people who took it upon themselves to bring former to Nazis to justice.

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.

Nathan, Ian

  • The Coppolas: A Movie Dynasty – An insightful book in understanding the contribution of the family to the movie business, the way the studio system works, financing, & the meaning of success.

Natt och Dag, Niklas

  • The Wolf and the Watchman – An award winning historical-fiction book taking place in Stockholm, Sweden during the 18th Century involving a mystery of a body with no arms, legs, eyes, tongue, and teeth and an dark/noir story.

Natsukawa, Sōsuke

Nelson, Michael Alan

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.

  • Macbeth – A retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy, set in a small European town as a police drama.

Nelson, Brian

  • The Last Sword Maker – A science-fiction book, the first in The Course of Empire series which takes place in the near future, following graduate student Eric Hill trying to solve the complex issue of gene self-replication, Hill and his friends soon become involved in events beyond their control being forced to help the enemy.

Neumark, Heidi B.

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.

Nguyen, Viet Thanh

  • The Sympathizer – A Pulitzer Prize winning historical fiction book taking place in 197, Viet Nam of a man who, after finishing college in the US, goes back to Vietnam to fight the communists.

North, Chris

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’Brien, Vanessa

Obioma, Chigozie

  • An Orchestra of Minorities – A fictional book following a Nigerian poultry farmer who is trying to better himself so he could marry a woman he loves.He sells his farm, flies to Turkey to go to school… and finds out he was scammed. Then things start going downhill.

Ogawa, Yōko

  • The Memory Police (translated by Stephen Snyder)- A dystopian novel taking place on an island where the government has the power to make things disappear, and people forget about them.

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.

Olswanger, Anna

  • A Visit to Moscow (illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg) – A graphic novel, telling of an American Rabbi visiting Russia, going to see a brother of a parishioner

Omar, Manal M.

O’Neill, Eric

Oren, Michael B.

Orczy, Emmuska

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

O’Reilly, Bill

O’Rourke, Dan

  • Göring’s Gamble – A historical fiction novel taking place in 1940 Hitler got himself an atomic bomb, however it cannot be delivered by air. Hermann Göring is tasked with delivering the bomb to London, risking his career and the war on its success.

O’Rourke, P.J.

Orsted, Brad

Orth, Stephan

Ostrow, Stephen L.

Owens, Robert M.

Owen, Mark

Oz, Amos

– P –

Palmiotti, Jimmi

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.

Patterson, Mark W.

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

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.

Peña, Javier F.

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.

Penner, Sarah

  • The Lost Apothecary – A novel which follows three women, centuries apart, who are joined by history and mystery

Percy, Benjamin

  • James Bond: Black Box (art by Rapha Lobosco) – The third story arc from Dynamite Entertainment featuring Secret Agent 007, who travels to Tokyo to follow the only lead MI6 has before the incriminating information could get out.

  • The Comet Cycle Series

    • The Ninth Metal – A Science-fiction novel which talks about a small Minnesota town where a meteor shower brought new wealth, powers and all that comes with it.

    • The Unfamiliar Garden – The second book in The Comet Cycle series, taking place on Earth after a comet fell and changed nature itself

  • Teen Titans Vol. 1: Damian Knows Best (Rebirth) (illustrated by Jonboy Meyers) – A graphic novel where the title team find themselves helping Damian in a war against his grandfather, Ra’s al Ghul and the entire League of Assassins.

  • Teen Titans Vol. 2: The Rise of Aqualad (Rebirth) (illustrated by Khoi Pham) – A graphic novel which tells of the origins of Aqualad and how he joins the Teen Titans.

Peres, Shimon

  • A New Genesis by Shimon Peres – A 2008 book by the Israeli diplomat. Mr. Peres has a long history of writing and dealing with a futuristic vision for the world at large, and specifically Israel and its surrounding vision.

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

  • Take My Hand  – The story of a young African-American nurse who finds herself administering trial sterilization shots to young, poor, African-American girls

Perko, Jim

Perlman, Elliot

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

Perry, Heather

Peschak, Thomas

  • Wild Seas – A photography book of underwater worlds and marine life.


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.

Pielmeier, John

Pilgaard, Stine

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.

Pitoniak, Anna

  • The Helsinki Affair – A globe trotting espionage thriller about a CIA agent attempting to stop stock market manipulation by Russia.

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.

Pletts, Chase

  • The Loving Wrath of Eldon Quint – When Eldon Quint is mistaken for his outlaw tween brother, his son gets killed in the crossfire. Grief stricken Eldon goes on a journey to bury his son next to his wife, hundreds of miles away, and avenge his death.

Polisner, Gae

  • The Memory of Things – A fictional book about two teenagers and their experience on September 11, 2001 and days afterwards.

Pollack, John

Pomfret, John

Pozner, Vladimir

Prescott, Vivian Faith

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.

Pötzsch, Oliver

Pyne, Daniel

  • Water Memory – A thriller following Aubrey Sentro, a black ops specialist, with brain damage, trying to survive a pirate attack on a ship, while contemplating her life, motherhood, and career.

– 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.

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Rabb, Jonathan

  • Among the Living– A fictional book about a Holocaust survivor who moves to Georgia, in the US.

Rabin, Neal

Rabinovich, Itamar

Radcliffe, Robert

  • Airborne – a historical fiction book about an English air-borne medic who became a POW in WWII.

Raftery, Brian

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

Ramzipoor, E.R.

The Ventriloquists – A historical fiction book inspired by true events of Belgian resistance fighters scheming to put out a satire newspaper under the Nazis’ noses

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.

Reeevs, Keanu

Regan, Geoffrey

Remarque, Erich Maria

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.

Richtel, Matt

Rickford, Edward

  • The Serpent and the Eagle – The first book in the Tenochtitlan Trilogy, taking place during Hernán Cortés’ 1519 military campaign in the New World. This book won the 2018 Chaucer Book Awards.

Riddle, A. G.

  • The Atlantis Gene – The first book in The Origin Mystery series, following an autism researchers that identified a gene which could be the salvation of the human race, about to be extinct.

  • The Atlantis Plague – The second book in The Origin Mystery trilogy, a science-fiction story following a genealogist out to save the human race from the brink of extinction.

  • The Atlantis World by A.G. Riddle – Wraps up the sci-fi trilogy called The Origin Mystery.

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

    • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children– A a fic­tional YA book set in two time­lines pep­pered with vin­tage pho­tographs which help it achieve a chill­ing effect.

    • 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

Riely, Brett

  • Comanche – Part western, part gothic, part investigative novel following a team investigating murders in Comanche, Texas.

Rielly, Robert

Riesman, Abraham

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.

Roach, Mary

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

Robinson, James

  • James Bond: Felix Leiter(art by Aaron Campbell) – A spinoff the Bond comics taking his good friend, CIA agent Felix Leiter as the protagonist.

Robinson, Shani

Robotham, Mandy

  • The Resistance Girl  – Follows Norwegian citizens during World War II, discovering that the Nazis are impregnating local women to enhance Aryan genes

Robuck, Erika

  • The Invisible Woman – A historical fiction story following Virginal Hall making her way through occupied France.

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.

Roizen,Dr. Michael

Rooney, Padraig

Rose, Dilys

  • Unspeakable – The story of Thomas Aikenhead, the last person to be executed for blasphemy in 17th Scotland.

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.

Rose, Sarah

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.

Rosenberg, Jonathan

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?

Rothman-Zecher, Moriel

  • Sadness is a White Bird – A novel examining the Israeli-Palestinian issue from both sides. Jonathan is an American Jew who decided to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces, only to find himself in jail. Jonathan is friends with two Palestinians

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

Rothchild, Michael

Roulot, Tristan

  • Arale (illustrated by Denis Rodier) – A graphic novel taking place in 1934, Russia has been fighting a perpetual war which demands the lives of its young, and treasure galore. The Russian Czar has been mortally wounded in an ambush, and Rasputin turns to his Council of Dark Mages and Baba Yaga, his former mentor, to find the Czar’s lost heir for a mind transfer.

Rubenfeld, Jed

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

Rubin, Emily

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

Roubini, Nouriel

Rucka, Greg

  • Wonder Woman, Volume 1: The Lies (art by Liam Sharp, lettered by Jodi Wynne, penciled by Matthew Clark, inked by Sean Parsons, colored by Laura Martin & Jeremy Colwell) – A graphic novel which attempts to reintroduced Wonder Woman who has lost her memory and is trying to find out who she really is by going back to her home, only that the place no longer exist.

  • Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Year One (illustrated by Nicola Scott) – A graphic novel which retells the origins of Wonder Woman, and her first year as a protector.

  • Wonder Woman Vol. 3: The Truth (illustrated by Liam Sharp) – A graphic novel which continues the story of Diana of Themyscira search for the truth about herself

  • Wonder Woman, Volume 4: Godwatch (illustrated by Bilquis Evely, Mirka Andolfo, Nicola Scott, Scott Hanna, Mark Morales, Andrew Hennessy, Raúl Fernandez) continues the story-line which bridges the Year One narrative to current date.

Runyuan, Aimie K.

  • Daughters of the Night Sky– A novel about the Russian women pilots of World War II known by their victims as the “Night Witches”.

Rushdie, Salman

  • The Golden House – A novel about a powerful tycoon who immigrates to the US.

  • Quichotte – A novel that takes Miguel de Cervantes’ story The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha and updates it to the modern age.

  • Victory City – A retelling of jayaparājayam, about an Indian woman, a poet, who has been granted the power of a goddess

Russell, Kirk

No hesitation – The third book in a series featuring FBI agent, and wounded sapper, Paul Grale who is investigating the disappearance of two computer programmers responsible for a breakthrough in artificial intelligence.

Russo, Gus

Rydell, Andres

Rylant, Cynthia

– S –

Saltzman, Cynthia

Samuel, Sigal

Sandell, Lauie

Sanders, Shelly

Sandler, Jonathan

  • The English GI (illustrated by Brian Bicknell) – A graphic memoir of the author’s grandfather, a British man who joined the US Army and fought in Europe during World War II.

Sandys, Jonathan

Sapkowski, Andrzej

  • The Tower of Fools (translated by David French) – A historical fantasy story taking place in the early 1500s, Poland. This novel is the first one in the Hussite Trilogy, and the first one translated to English, 20 years after initial publication.

  • The Witcher Series:

    • The Last Wish (translated by Danusia Stok) – introduces The Witcher, a monster hunter with supernatural abilities.

    • Blood of Elves (translated by Danusia Stok) – The second book in the popular series, The Witcher. The book follows Geralt of Rivia, Triss Merigold, and Ciri after the war. As the rest of the world, it seems, is looking for Ciri.

Sarna, Jonathan, D.

Sartore, Joel

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.

Sattouf, Riad

Saylor, Steven

Scalzi, John

  • Redshirts – A science-fiction story which parodies the Star Trek TV show in which stock characters, often wearing red shirts, dies soon after being introduced.

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.

Scahill, Jeremy

Schaefer, Craig

  • Ghosts of Gotham – A novel taking place in present day New York City, involving a search for a missing manuscript by Edgar Allen Poe in a hidden world of magic and magical creatures.

Schanzer, Jonathan

Schawbel, Dan

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.

Schlender, Brent

Schmidt, Eric

School of Life, The

  • How to Travel – Short essays about traveling. The School of Life is an organization which is devoted to show people how to lead a more fulfilling life.

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

Scibona, Salvatore

  • The Volunteer – A generational saga, spanning about 100 years in which the effects of the Vietnam War are felt.

Scott, James

  • The Kept– A novel set in rural America during in the late 1800s. Midwife Elspeth Howell returns to her home to a bloodbath. Her husband and children are murdered and one son, 12 year old Caleb, is missing.

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.

Seiser, Lynn

Seeley, Tim

  • Batman: Preludes to the Wedding – A graphic novel which collects stories where side characters in the Batman universe react to his upcoming wedding to Catwoman.

  • Nightwing Vol. 1: Better Than Batman (Rebirth) (illustrated by Javier Fernandez, colored by Chris Sotomayor) – A graphic novel featuring the grown up Dick Greyson / Robin who has resurfaced after finishing his assignment as a super-spy and steps back into his role as Nightwing, protector of the city of Blüdhaven. Batman, the former boss, insists on Nightwing working solo, not as part of the new Batman team.

  • Nightwing Vol. 2: Back to Blüdhaven (Rebirth) (illustrated by Marcus To, colored by Chris Sotomayor) – A graphic novel which continues the adventures of Dick Grayson, former Robin and now Nightwing.

  • Nightwing Vol. 3: Nightwing Must Die by Tim Seeley (illustrated by Christian Duce, Minkyu Jung, & Javier Fernandez) – A graphic novel which finds the original Robin with a new set of challenges including ex-villain girlfriend (who is pregnant), a low paying job, a child on the way, and the new Robin coming to visit for his own selfish reasons

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.

Sellers, Charles Grier

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.

  • The Marvels– A fictional book in the same style as his previous books, merging pictures and words to complement one another and tell a complete story of the lone survivor of a ship wreck in 1776, Billy Marvel, finds himself working in a London theater and is the patriarch of a long line of distinguished actors.

  • Wonderstruck – an award winning fictional book which merges words and pictures to build a coherent, simple story.

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 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.

  • American Civil War Trilogy:

    • Gods and Generals: A Novel of the Civil War – The first novel in a trilogy, focuses on important officers from both armies, General Robert E. Lee, Major General Winfield Scott Hancock, Lt. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, and Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. The author starts with events leading up to the American Civil War and The Battle of First Bull Run, Williamsburg, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville.

  • The Old Lion: A Novel of Theodore Roosevelt – A historical fictional biography of America’s 26th President.

Shaara, Michael

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

Shaffer, Marjorie

Shahar, Yeal

    • Returning – A novel in which a former Jewish Sonderkommando (a person who worked in the gas chambers and crematoriums) in Auschwitz tells about his experiences to a rabbi, asking if he could be forgiven.

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.

  • In the Land of Armadillos – A collection of short stories centralized around a small town in Poland during World War II.

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.

Shapiro, Laurie Gwen

The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica – The story of an American boy, of Polish origins, who stowed away on a ship planning to join Admiral Robert Byrd’s Antarctica expedition in the late 1920s.

Sharp, Andrew J. H.

  • The Chef, the Bird and the Blessing – Tells the story of Chef Mozzy Mlantushi, working on a safari tour, who dreams of becoming a chef in a proper European or American restaurant.

Shatner, William

Shaw, Tony

Shawver, Katrina

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.

Sherwin, Martin J.

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Shepard, Jim

  • The Book of Aron– A National Book Award finalist novel about a young boy in the Nazi Warsaw ghetto during World War II.

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

Shorr, Arnon Z.

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.

  • Forgiving Mariela Camacho by A.J. Sidransky – The second novel in the “Forgiving” series taking place in New York City following a Jewish cop of Russian origins and his involvement with the Jewish Dominican community.

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 Vienna – Gabriel 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.

    • The Defector– the 9th novel following Israeli agent/art restorer Gabriel Allon and his team finds them fighting powerful Russian Oligarchs

    • Portrait of an Unknown Woman – The 22nd book in the series featuring Israeli spymaster Gabriel Allon. In this book, the retired spy is attempting to break an international art forgery ring.

  • 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.

Simon, Chrisine

Simonton, Anna

Sinclaire, Clive

Singer, Jame

Singer, Judy Reene

Sinise, Gary

Sjursen, Daniel A.

Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge – A non-fiction book about the author’s experience in Iraq. Mr. Sjursen served as an officer in the US Army during, what is now known, as “the surge” which has been credited by politicians as helping turn around the war.

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.

Slimming, Jan

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, Edward Abel

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, Jean Edward

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.

Smith, Will

  • Will (with Mark Hanson) – A memoir of the famous actor, musician, producer, family man, and all-around nice guy

Snow, Richard

Snyder, Scott

  • Batman, Vol 1: I Am Gotham by (with Tom King) – There are two new heroes in Gotham, aptly named Gotham and Gotham Girl. Both of those new heroes have Superman-like power

  • Dark Nights: Metal (illustrated by Greg Capullo) – The last issue which times up the Metal story-line, but opens up new options for the future.

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.

Spalding, Katie

Spangler, Timothy

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.

Stanley, Maclen

Stanley, Thomas J.

  • The Millionaire Next Door (with William D. Danko) – A non-fiction book in which the authors debunk the idea of what an “American Millionaire” is. The authors did studies for corporations about targeting millionaires and they came up with some fascinating finds.

Starritt, Alexander

  • We Germans – A novella which follows a long letter a German grandfather written his grandson about his thoughts on fighting on the wrong side of the war in World War II against the Russians.

Steiner, Peter

  • The Inconvenient German – the third book of ex-German detective Willi Geismeier helping an American pilot escape Nazi Germany.

Steinhauer, Olen

  • All the Old Knives – An espionage novel attempting to trace a hostage situation gone wrong.

  • The Middleman – A novel set in 2017 when four hundred people simply disappeared leaving behind their old lives and technology, they simply disappear. FBI Special Agent Rachel Proulx is in charge of finding what’s going on.

  • The Tourist – An espionage novel set in the early 2000s, involving the fictional “tourism” department of the CIA and it is the first book in the Milo Weaver series.

  • The Nearest Exit – The second book featuring ex-CIA assassin/family man Milo Weaver, with an unbelievable plot involving the CIA, Germany’s secret service as well as a guest appearances by the Ukrainians and Chinese.

  • An American Spy – The third installment featuring ex-CIA agent / assassin Milo Weaver back home after linking the Chinese government to the destruction of CIA’s Tourism Department.

  • The Last Tourist – The fourth novel following ex-CIA assassin Milo Weaver, this time had of clandestine UN group charged with collecting intelligence.

Stengel, Richard

Stevenson, William

Stern, Herbert J.

  • Wolf (with Alan A. Winter) – A historical fiction book about a fictional man who, during World War 1 befriended Adolf Hitler and ties his fortunes with him.

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.

Stevenson, Tom

Stewart, James B.

Stevenson, Robert Louis

  • Kidnapped – A novel following David Balfour, an orphan whose only relative is trying to cheat him out of his rightful title and inheritance.

Steward, David O.

Štiks, Igor

  • A Castle in Romagna (translated by Russell Scott Valentino & Tomislav Kuzmanovic) – A novel which alternates between Renaissance Italy and Tito’s Yugoslavia. A young Bosnian and his friends are touring an Italian castle which once held poet Enzo Strecci captive. A friar who live at the castle starts talking with the young man offering his own story of escaping from a hostile environment, politically charged.

Stillman, Joe

  • The Man Who Came and Went  – A magical realism novel taking place in a small town when a new cook, Bill Bill, a drifter with the ability to read minds, starts working at the local diner.

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.

Stokes, David

  • The Happy Ending – A fictional book taking place in the present, while tackling the serious issue of human trafficking.

Stone, Robert

Storti, Craig

  • The Hunt for Mount Everest – Not the standard book about Mt. Everest. The story starts when the English Empire was at its height, and ends before the famous 1953 summit expedition.

Stovall, Shami

Straczynski, J. Michael

Strauss, Robert

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.

Sucary, Yossi

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

Süskind, Patrick

Swanson, James L.

  • Chasing Lincoln’s Killer – A young adult book about the search for Jon Wilkes Booth and his accomplices after the assassination of President Lincoln.

Swanson, Peter

Sweet, John Wood

Szymanski, Stefan

– T –

Tamaki, Mariko

Tanner, Adam

Tate, Tim

Agent Sniper: The Cold War Superagent and the Ruthless Head of the CIA – Tells of Michał Goleniewski, a Polish agent who volunteered to spy for the CIA

Taylor, David

  • The Man Who Lived Twice – A historical fiction novel about a British Colonel fighting for the Confederacy in the American Civil War. Colonel George St. Leger Grenfell Grenfell meets extraordinary people, and lives long enough to see himself become the villain.

Taylor, Rob

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

Tetzeli, Rick

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 Roy

Thomas Dann

Thomas, William E.

Thrall, Chris

Tiro, Mark

Teglo, Christy

Tobin, Greg

Tokarczuk, Olga

  • The Books of Jacob (translated by Jennifer Croft) – A historical fiction novel, following an 18th-century Jewish man who convinces many Jews that he is the Messiah .

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 – A 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 .

Tomasi, Peter J.

  • Super Sons (Rebirth) Vol. 1: When I Grow Up (with Chris Burnham Illustrated by Jorge Jimenez & Alejandro Sanchez, colored by Dennis Culver & Alejandro Sanchez) – A graphic novel which tells about the partnership between Damian Wayne, a gung-ho Robin, and the straight laced Jonathan Samuel “Jon” Kent, Superboy.

  • Super Sons Vol. 2: Planet of the Capes (Rebirth) (illustrated by Jorge Jimenez, Carmine Di Giandomenico, and Jose Luis) – Continues the story when a training mission for Damian Wayne (Robin) and Jon Kent (Superboy), turns out to be an adventure in another dimension. This time the two team up with the Teen Titans.

  • Superman vol. 1: Son of Superman (with Patrick Gleason, illustrated by Patrick Gleason and Doug Mahnke) is a graphic novel which introduces the world to the “new” Superman…. Kind of.

  • Superman, Volume 2: Trial of the Super Sons (with Patrick Gleason, illustrated by Patrick Gleason,Doug Mahnke & Jorge Jimenez, inked by Jaime Mendoza, Trevor Scott, Mick Gray, Christian Alamy & Mark Morales, colored by Alejandro Sanchez, Wil Quintana, & John Kalisz, lettered by Rob Leigh) – A graphic novel telling of Jon Kent, Superman and Lois’s son, who is becoming more powerful and gets on the radar screen of his father’s powerful foes.

  • Superman Vol. 3: Multiplicity by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason (art by Patrick Gleason, Jorge Jimenez, Ivan Reis, Ryan Sook, Tony S. Daniel, & Sebastián Fiumara) – A graphic novel featuring alternate version of Superman that have been disappearing.

Tomsky, Jacob

Towles, Amor

  • The Lincoln Highway – A coming-of-age story of four juvenile delinquents on a road trip, as well as the people they meet.

Townley, Alvin

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

Trefil, James

Truong, Monique

The Sweetest Fruits – The imagined story of three women who were all attached to Greek-Irish writer Patrick Lafcadio Hearn.


  • 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

Tynion, James IV

Tyson, Neil DeGrasse

– U –

Unger, David

  • The Mastermind – A novel about corruption and its toll on Guatemala. Mr. Unger, Guatemalan, writes in English but was still awarded Guatemala’s Miguel Ángel Asturias National Prize in Literature for lifetime achievement in 2014.

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.

Uris, Leon

  • Armageddon – A novel taking place in Berlin, Germany after World War II when an American Army captain discovers the horrors of the Holocaust

  • QB VII – A novel taking place in the Queen’s Bench Courtroom Number Seven, a trial of a doctor in a concentration camp.

– V –

Van der Villet Oloomi, Azareen

  • Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi – A novel from this award winning author tells the story of a 22 year old woman, born in Iran to a family who took refuge in literature from the violent present of their time.

Van Pelt, Shelby

van der Vlugt, Simone,

  • Midnight Blue – Part historical fiction part art history the story follows Catrin working in Delft create Delft Blue literature. Appearances by masters such as Rembrandt

van Heemstra, Marjolijn

  • In Search of a Name – Follows a pregnant woman researching her uncle’s past after World War II.

van Iperen, Roxane

Van Landingham, Andrea

Van Reybrouck, David

  • Congo: The Epic History of A People – A fascinating non-fiction book about the titled region. The “epic” in the title is not to be taken lightly, this book is indeed epic in scope.

Vance, Jonathan F.

Vanderslice, John

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.

  • The Covenant of Water – A novel set in South India, following three generations of a family seeking answers to a curse.

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.

Viramontes, Helena Maria

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.

Vo, Nghi

  • When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain – Chih, a cleric, and her companions who are captured by hungry tigers. Chih weaves an intricate tale to pass time until morning, when the company can be rescued.

Vodolazkin, Eugene

  • Solovyov and Larionov (translated by Lisa C. Hayden) – A novel, translated from Russian, which is part military history, part academic satire.

– W –

Waggoner, C.M.

  • The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry – Describes itself as historical fantasy taking place in the fictional city of Leiscourt, following a poor fire-witch/con artist hired to protect a noblewoman.

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.

Walder, Tracy

Wall, Roger

  • During-the-Event – A dystopian novel and coming of age story. This book won the 2018 Permafrost Book Prize in Fiction.

Wallis, Michael

Wang, Kathy

  • Family Trust – A novel following an Asian American family’s trials and tribulations.

Ward, Jonathan H.

Wasdin, Howard E.

Watters, Dan

  • Lucifer Vol. 1: The Infernal Comedy (the Sandman Universe) (illustrated by Max Fiumara and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which expands on the expensive universe created by Neil Gaiman, telling of Lucifer who finds himself as an old, blind man, living in a small house, in a small town where nothing happens and no one can leave. He realizes that he is actually trapped in a prison, but with memory of how he got there, or even why.

Wayne, Jemma

  • Chains of Sand – A novel about the recent Gaza War. Ms. Wayne was shortlisted for The Guardian’s 2016 Not the Booker Prize.

Weatherford, Jack

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.

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.

  • One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon – A non-fiction book about the presidency of the 37th President. Mr. Weiner is a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner

Weir, Andy

  • Artemis – A science fiction book taking place in a tourist colony on the moon, following a young girl trying to pull off a heist.

    The Martian– A science fiction novel taking place mostly on Mars and concentrates on trying to save a stranded astronaut.

  • Project Hail Mary – A science-fiction story and scientific mystery following Dr. Ryland Grace woke up on a space-ship with generally no idea why he’s there, his crew-mates are dead and the spaceship is millions of miles from home.

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

Wiesel, Elie

  • Night by Ellie Wiesel” – A memoir of the author’s experiences with his father in the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz and Buchenwald.

Weiss, Ernst

Weldon, Glen

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.

Wells, Martha

  • All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) – A science-fiction novel following a weaponized security cyborg which has become self-aware

  • Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries #2) – A science ficiton story whick follows the progression of a cyborg security unit that has become self-aware and is trying to navigate the complexities of humans, which often borders on stupidity

  • Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries #3) -A science-fiction book following an sarcastic self-aware cyborg that goes off the a deserted terraforming facility called Milu to investigate GrayCris, which is illegally collecting valuable remnants of alien civilizations

  • Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries #4) by Martha Wells – Tells of humanization of Murderbot, a weaponized cyborg that became self-aware, one stop forward by making him… care. This time Murderbot needs to find Dr. Mensah who is in grave danger. But is Dr. Mensah his owner or friend?

Wertheimer, Stef

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

West, Nigel

Westacott, Emrys

Wiker, Benjamin

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.

Wilkins, Rob

Wilkinson, Lauren

  • American Spy – A novel taking place in the last half of the 20th Century, following an African-American FBI officer, recruited by the CIA to undermine an African leader.

Williams III, J. H.

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.

Williams, Pip

  • The Dictionary of Lost Words – Takes place in the early 1900s, telling the story of a girl who had spent her childhood with her father working on the first Oxford English Dictionary.

Williamson, Joshua

  • Batman/The Flash: The Button Deluxe Edition (with Tom King illustrated by Jason Fabok and Howard Porter) – A graphic novel which puts the two heroes together for an adventure which also introduces The Watchmen into the DC Universe.

  • The Flash, Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice (illustrated by Carmine Di GIandomenico) – A graphic novel starting a new story line for the scarlet speedster who is discovering his powers.

  • The Flash, Volume 2: Speed of Darkness (with the creative team of Felipe Watanabe, Oclair Albert, Chris Sotomayor, Steve Wands, , Jorge Corona, and Ivan Plascencia) is a graphic novel – A graphic novel in which Barry Allen, The Flash, has found out that Wally West has been fighting crime without his supervision. Wally has a lot to learn and Barry decides he can no longer be Kid Flash until his training is done.

  • The Flash, Vol. 3: Rogues Reloaded (illustrated by Carmine Di Giandomenico) – A graphic novel where The Flash is fighting a litany of villains, or is helping them?

  • The Flash, Vol. 4: Running Scared (illustrated by Carmine Di Giandomenico, and Pop Mhan) – Finds Barry Allen, the title hero, at a breaking point where he is about to lose everything and everyone close to him.

Willner, Nina

Wills, Garry

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

Willsow, Wilson

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.

Wilson, Adam P.

Wilson, Jonathan

Winder, Elizabeth

Winnick, Jack

  • Devil in False Colors – a novel about current events where FBI agent Lara Edmond and Mossad agent Uri Levin investigate Muslim clerics in Los Angeles.

Winter, Alan A.

  • Wolf (with Herbert J. Stern) – A historical fiction book about a fictional man who, during World War 1 befriended Adolf Hitler and ties his fortunes with him.

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.

Witherspoon, Strobe

Witterick, J. L.

Wishnia, Kenneth

Wood, Frances

Woodhead, Michael

Wolverton, Dave

Wright, Tomas

– X –

Xuetao, Shuang

  • Rouge Street: Three Novellas  (translated by Jeremy Tiang) – Consists of three short stories all taken place on Yanfen(Rouge) Street, in  small industrial town in China.

– Y –

Yakhina, Guzel

  • Zuleikha (translated by Lisa Hayden) – A novel about a Tartar widow who has been exiled to Siberia in the 1930s. This book was the winner of the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award and the Russia Big Book literary prize, as well as being short listed for the Russian Booker Prize.

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.

Yogerst, Joe

Yokum, Keith

Yong, Jin

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.

Youngblood, Rufus W.

Yousef, Mosab Hasson

– 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.

Zhang, Jenny Tinghui

  • Four Treasures of the Sky Zhang – A set in the American West, and follows a kidnapped Chinese girl fighting personal, as well as institutional, racism during the Chinese Exclusion Act.

Zhang, Ling

  • A Single Swallow (translated by Shelly Bryant) – An award-winning Chinese novel taking place during the Japanese occupation of China during World War II.

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 – 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.

    • The Labyrinth of the Spirits – The fourth novel in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series.

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..

Zapata, Michael

  • The Lost Book of Adana Moreau – A very imaginative and well written book, weaving stories within stories within stories about a woman who wrote a succesful science-fictino novel that influence generations of her family and others.

Zarhin, Shemi

  • My Brother Job – An Israeli novel following Job as an eight year old boy and a thief. He doesn’t know why he steals, but he does. One day he steals the belongings of important ministers in the Israeli government who come to visit his school, and sets the country on fire.

Zevin, Gabrielle

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.

Zoughari, Kacem Ph.D.

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

Zur, Yigal

  • Death in Shangri-La – The first book in the Dotan Naor series, an Israeli private investigator and ex operative.

Zusak, Markus

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

Zvonkovic, Mark

  • A Lion in the Grass – A novel follwing the life of Raymond Hatcher, a lifelong professional spy.

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