Total 15 books

Embassy Wife by Katie Crouch—Life in Namibia for the women and men of the US Embassy

The Kingmaker’s Daughter (Plantagenet & Tudor Novels #4) by Philippa Gregory—Nothing noble about the nobility in 15th century England

The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene—Graham Greene’s “masterpiece” about the repression of the Mexican Church

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi—Questions science cannot answer in this brilliant new novel

The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff—Conflicted love during the Holocaust

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver—A brilliant novel explores the legacy of colonialism in the Congo

Comrade Koba by Robert Littell—A biography of Joseph Stalin as told by the man himself

The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood—A Muslim odyssey, from Karachi and Baghdad to San Francisco

Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart—Is this the Great American Pandemic Novel?

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld—Hillary Rodham before—and after—Bill Clinton

Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions (Kopp Sisters #3) by Amy Stewart—The lady cop who fascinated America a century ago

Mila 18 by Leon Uris—A classic novel of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The Lost Diary of M by Paul Wolfe—John F. Kennedy’s lover kept a diary, and it was explosive

The Winds of War (World War II #1 of 2) by Herman Wouk—Is this classic World War II novel the best ever?

War and Remembrance (World War II #2 of 2) by Herman Wouk—Two World War II novels brilliantly convey the scope of the conflict

12 great war novels reviewed here