City of Promise

In 2002's City of Dreams, Beverly Swerling looked back to the earliest settlement of Manhattan to frame her engaging multi-generational saga of the Turner family. Her fourth volume brings us to the close of the Civil War as wounded veteran soldier Joshua Turner returns to play a vital role in New York's transformation into a modern metropolis.  But he must also face a plot connected to a notorious Confederate prison in this sweeping, suspenseful read.

April 21: " 'Pull' includes 'invitations to tea' at which one hears smiling reminders that a better life is available to people who stop talking about massacres..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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