17th Century

Sor Juana’s Second Dream: A Novel

By Alicia Gaspar de Alba - Published 1999


Biographical FictionLiterary

This lovely novel can be read without any previous knowledge of the famous Mexican nun. The author evokes the feel of 17th century ...Read Review

The Blind in Darkness

By Stephen Lewis - Published 2000



Old Man Powell is found murdered in his cabin, the crime disguised as a scalping. The natural suspect is Massaquoit, an Indian whom ...Read Review

The Samurai’s Wife

By Laura Joh Rowland - Published 2000



Normally the most absorbing aspect of even a historical whodunit is the plot, but in Rowland’s superb Sano and Reiko series her ...Read Review

Dorcas Good: The Diary of a Salem Witch

By Rose Earhart - Published 2000


Biographical Fiction

Choosing to tell the tale of the 1692 Salem witches as a diary written by one of them seemed like a brilliant idea to ...Read Review

Soul of the Sacred Earth

By Vella Munn - Published 2000


Except for a brief prelude set in 1599, the events in this book take place during the summer and fall of 1628 in what is ...Read Review