Margaret Donsbach

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Sat., Dec. 30: Review of The Muralist

It's such a delight when someone gives a gift that recognizes my love of historical novels and my husband's interest in 20th-century American art. The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro is set in the 1930s and focuses on a fictional artist working for the WPA Federal Art Project along with artists…

Weds., Dec. 27: Review of House of Names

Published this summer, Colm Tóibín's masterful depiction of ancient Mycenae brings to realistic life the dramatic, horrific tale of Clytemnestra's murder of her husband, Agamemnon. Though the story is familiar to anyone who knows the legends surrounding the Trojan War, Tóibín brings it to life in a fresh and believable…

Tues., Sept. 5: Review of The Gospel of Mary

A second novel in the Sister Dierdre mystery series by Philip Freeman is just out. The Gospel of Mary continues the story of Sister Dierdre, nun and Druidic bard, who solved a murder in the first novel in the series. This time, the mystery revolves around an ancient manuscript that…

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