Margaret Donsbach

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Keen reader from United States

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Tues., June 16: Review of Servants of the Map

Really good historical short stories are difficult to write. They need to evoke the time and place of their setting without overburdening the story with the lengthy passages of description and explanation that readers will tolerate or even enjoy in the longer form of a novel. Andrea Barrett's historical short…

Mon., June 15: Review of The Fair Fight

Anna Freeman's The Fair Fight is a novel about an unusual subject: female prizefighters in eighteenth-century England. Women did engage in this sport in the 1700s, when the sport was far more physically brutal than today. Freeman makes her characters tremendously believable and memorable in a similarly well-drawn setting. For…

Thurs., June 11: Review of Tin Sky

Tin Sky by Ben Pastor is one of those rare mystery novels that works on the mystery level but that also works as a thoughtful and serious novel well worth the attention of readers looking for something more than a light beach read. The fourth in the Martin Bora series…

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