17th Century

The Water’s Edge

By Virginia Bailey Parker - Published 2001

Genres:

Saga

This is a multi-generational story of three families who leave England for the New World and settle in Salem, Massachusetts. As the years ...Read Review

The Dance Of Geometry

By Brian Howell - Published 2002

Genres:

Literary

This tri-part book centers on Jan Vermeer, the 17th century Dutch painter of such engaging and suggestive interior scenes. The first episode shows ...Read Review

Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl

By Kate McCafferty - Published 2002

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This remarkable debut novel is the story of Cot Daley, stolen off the streets of Galway and shipped as an indentured servant to ...Read Review

The Pillowbook of Lady Wisteria

By Laura Joh Rowland - Published 2002

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The Pillowbook of Lady Wisteria is the seventh in Rowland’s popular series of Japanese murder mysteries featuring samurai Sano Ichiro and his ...Read Review

La Tour Dreams of the Wolf Girl

By David Huddle - Published 2002

Genres:

Literary

Suzanne Nelson is an art historian at a small university in Vermont. She is an emotionally detached woman who is hard to like; ...Read Review

The God Who Begat a Jackal

By Nega Mezlekia - Published 2002

Genres:

Literary

From the author of the acclaimed memoir of Ethiopia, Notes from the Hyena’s Belly, comes a haunting first novel steeped in African ...Read Review

Black Lotus

By Laura Joh Rowland - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Rowland’s latest novel of 17th century Japan will not disappoint her readers. Samurai detective Sano Ichiro’s newest case plunges him and ...Read Review

City of Dreams

By Beverly Swerling - Published 2001

Genres:

Saga

Lucas Turner, English barber surgeon, and his sister Sally, apothecary, arrive in the New World in 1661 to start a medical practice and are ...Read Review

Argall

By William T. Vollmann - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

If you are on fire to read a 600-page literary historical novel in recreated Jacobean English, then Argall is for you. The additional 146 ...Read Review

1688: A Global History

By John E. Wills - Published 2001

Genres:

Nonfiction

The year 1688 is chiefly remembered by students of British and European history as the time of the Glorious Revolution. Wills, a historian at ...Read Review