20th Century

The Pilots

By James Spencer - Published 2003

Genres:

MilitaryShort Stories

Originally written as a sequence of short stories, this novel follows the WWII Pacific theatre service of Steve Larkin, a P-38 Lightning pilot, ...Read Review

The 6th Lamentation

By William Brodrick - Published 2003

Genres:

Strictly speaking, this is not an historical novel since most of the action takes place in the mid-1990s. However, the events of ...Read Review

Deafening

By Frances Itani - Published 2003

Genres:

Literary

Born into a large Irish family in Canada, Grania O’Neill has been deaf since childhood due to scarlet fever. Her loving grandmother ...Read Review

The Heaven of Mercury

By Brad Watson - Published 2002 (US)Published 2004 (UK)

Genres:

Saga

The twentieth century, viewed in a non-linear fashion through the lives of citizens of Mercury, Mississippi, is dark, atmospheric and gothic. The thread ...Read Review

Pretty Boy

By Bill Brooks - Published 2003

Genres:

Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

This fictionalized account of Charles Arthur Floyd is a romanticized look at one of the Depression era’s most wily gangsters. Floyd was ...Read Review

A Change of Heart

By David Garrett Izzo - Published 2003

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Covering the period of 1929 to 1933, A Change of Heart looks at the friendships of W.H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, Stephen Spender, and ropes ...Read Review

Orchard

By Larry Watson - Published 2003

Genres:

LiterarySaga

Set in 1953, Larry Watson’s Orchard depicts the newly altered lives of Henry and Sonja House. The sudden death of their young son ...Read Review

The Polished Hoe

By Austin Clarke - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Miss Mary-Mathilda has committed a crime. As a responsible citizen of Flagstaff Village on the island of Bimshire (local slang for Barbados), she ...Read Review

The Facts of Life

By Graham Joyce - Published 2002 (UK)Published 2003 (US)

Genres:

Saga

Frank Vine enters the world at the end of World War II in the city of Coventry, which is a stark ruin. Born ...Read Review

Evidence of Things Unseen

By Marianne Wiggins - Published 2003

Genres:

LiteraryRomance

For an example of how to take unremarkable people and turn their story into something worth writing about, read Evidence of Things Unseen. ...Read Review