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Literary Travel

Don’t we all need to be whisked away? As we are stuck inside and unable to actually travel, now is the moment to tuck into that stack of books you’ve been precariously perching in a corner for ages. Time travel is even allowed in this scenario! Here are a few to add to the list.

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The Nightingale

FRANCE, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She…

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But…

Behold the Dreamers

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni,…

The Alice Network

In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life…

The Lost Letter

Austria, 1938. Kristoff is a young apprentice to a master Jewish stamp engraver. When his teacher disappears during Kristallnacht,…

The Paris Architect

Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist…

Manhattan Beach

Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival…

The Lost Vintage

Sweetbitter meets The Nightingale in this page-turning novel about a woman who returns to her family’s ancestral vineyard in Burgundy and…

Beneath a Golden Veil

As elegant as the Sacramento residence she operates, Isabelle Labrie keeps her past concealed, like the treasure she hides under the…

Nothing to Envy

Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the…

The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

From Steven Johnson, the dynamic thinker routinely compared to James Gleick, Dava Sobel, and Malcolm Gladwell, The Ghost Map is a riveting…

First They Killed My Father

One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh…

The Worst Hard Time

The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since.…

The Best of Everything

Before Valley of the Dolls and Sex and the City--the iconic novel of ambitious career girls in New York City When it was first published…

Shantaram

"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came…

City of Thieves

During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named…

The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family…

The Secrets We Kept

Secretaries turned spies, love and duty, and sacrifice—inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of…

The Sympathizer

It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of…

The Huntress

In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted… Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack…

The Baker's Daughter

A routine interview between a reporter and an elderly baker brings out memories of darker times: her life in Germany during that last…

Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days…

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