On the eve of the New York City’s 400th anniversary, author Sam Roberts chose to tell the history of the city through 31 people who left their mark on the metropolis.
In this historic nonfiction, Siân Evans highlights the role of women on the transatlantic ships, particularly in the years between the wars. Evans chooses a few specific figures to represent the various job that made travel by ship possible for women.
This is a sparkling history of a brief time in a No Man’s Land, and the bright people who burned fiercely, and all too quickly.
Today, the Koh-i-Noor diamond is part of the crown jewels of England. Hundreds of visitors to the Tower of London see it everyday. This bit of shiny rock has an ancient, bloody past that begins long before British colonialism in India.
More than a murder mystery, this is a memoir. Stapinski is doing this for herself and her family first. Luckily for the reader, it’s an engaging adventure. Each time she uncovers a clue to the past, the reader is pulled further into the labyrinth.