20th Century

June

By Mary Sanders Smith - Published 2000

Genres:

LiterarySaga

June is set in the rural community of Ashton, Illinois, during 1940. The novel depicts life in a farming community as well as the ...Read Review

Red Grass River: A Legend

By James Carlos Blake - Published 2000

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

John Ashley’s gang was mostly a family affair, a notorious crew of moonshiners, bootleggers and natural-born outlaws, thriving in the Florida Everglades ...Read Review

Murder On St.Mark’s Place: A Gaslight Mystery (Gaslight Mysteries)

By Victoria Thompson - Published 2000

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This novel is Victoria Thompson’s second book in the Gaslight Mystery series. Her midwife detective Sarah Brandt once again teams up with ...Read Review

Been Here and Gone: A Memoir of the Blues

By David Dalton - Published 2000

Genres:

Saga

In what has to be one of the more audacious undertakings of the year, David Dalton relates the entire history of the blues, ...Read Review

Altar Music

By Christin Lore Weber - Published 2000

Genres:

LiterarySaga

Three twentieth-century women experience crises of religious faith in this lyrical first novel, set in rural northern Minnesota between 1917 and 1965. For Megan and ...Read Review

The Red, White, and Blue Murder (Hilda Johansson Mysteries)

By Jeanne M. Dams - Published 2000

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Dams’ second Hilda Johansson murder mystery (following Death in Lacquer Red) opens in 1901 with the assassination of President McKinley. The suspected assassin is ...Read Review

A Reckoning of Angels

By Stuart James Whitley - Published 2000

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The Canadian novel is a closed book to most Yankees, once one gets past Margaret Atwood, Mordecai Richler, Robertson Davies, or Farley Mowat. ...Read Review

The Emperor’s General

By James Webb - Published 2000

Genres:

Adventure

You’d probably find this book in your local store in with the military adventure novels of Tom Clancy and so on, but ...Read Review

The Waters of Babylon: A Novel about Lawrence after Arabia

By David Stevens - Published 2000

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) easily qualifies as one of the most fascinating and controversial military figures in Britain’s long history ...Read Review

The Armada Boy (Wesley Peterson Crime Novels)

By Kate Ellis - Published 2000

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Past and present again intertwine in the second of the Wesley Peterson crime novels (first up was The Merchant’s House), set near ...Read Review