Book List in Order: 11 titles

  • Alex Mendez, bored with the business empire he's created in London, leaves his wife Lalka behind and retreats to an isolated chateau in Provence. Both Polish Jews - and now with time on their hands, as they seemingly have little left to share - they ...


  • Feinstein's triumph is to write so well that she makes Lena's predicament not only moving, in a perfunctory dismissive way, but also painful ... [she has] an accurate and acute feeling for language, and pauses, and silence.' Guardian Lena's seemingly...


  • Beginning in present day St. Petersburg, this novel explores the landscape of 20th century Russian literature through imagined encounters with the great writers of Russia's literary past. With poet Marina Tsvetaeva as the guide, meet the ghosts o...


  • In Gold Elaine Feinstein brings the narrative skills of her novels directly into her poetry. The book includes an ambitious monologue in the voice of Mozart's librettist, Leonardo da Ponte. An interloper in European culture, he impudently challenges ...



  • An insightful satire follows Nell Bolton, a woman in her forties with a husband in jail, a Valium addiction, and a tyrannical teenage daughter, as she fights for survival amidst the media, feminists, and the literary sharks of yuppie society...


  • This novel follows the fortunes of two Russian Jewish families who settle in Liverpool at the turn of the century. The Katzes are Orthodox, scholarly, and poor, devoted to tradition. The Gordons are socially mobile, opting for material gain at the pr...



  • This a story about decisions, and the difficulty making them, as Hitler's power spreads across Europe. It is told through linked diaries, letters, interviews and poems, which portrary the three main characters as they pursue their own love story to i...






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    Rachel O'Malley is a writer, divorced and bored with her life. A chance meeting takes her to Rome, where the exploration of a bestseller and its author leads to a series of revelatory meetings. Also in the city are Joshua, a lover from another era, a...