Biographical Fiction

The Merlin of the Oak Wood

By Ann Chamberlin - Published 2001


Biographical FictionFantasy

The second in the Joan of Arc Tapestries series, Oak Wood is a well-researched novel in which Chamberlin masterfully interweaves elements of the ...Read Review

Maria’s Story: 1773


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

The death of her father turns nine-year-old Maria Rand’s world upside down. When her mother should be teaching her the skills needed ...Read Review

The Good Journey

By Micaela Gilchrist - Published 2001


AdventureBiographical FictionRomance

“Sixteen years ago, when I followed the General away, I had known him for only three days. I reconciled myself then to sleeping ...Read Review


By Sybille Bedford - Published 2001


Biographical FictionLiterary

The second volume of Bedford’s fictional memoirs uses present tense flash imagery, a focusing of the craft since The Legacy. The dense ...Read Review

An Ordinary Woman

By Cecelia Holland - Published 2001


AdventureBiographical Fiction

This is the story of Nancy Kelsey, the first American woman in California, and an elemental part of that great state’s early ...Read Review

Snow Mountain Passage

By James D. Houston - Published 2001


Biographical FictionEpic

Based on the Donner Party tragedy of 1846-47, Snow Mountain Passage tells of American emigration to California in the mid-1800s. Through “The ...Read Review

The Captain’s Wife

By Douglas Kelley - Published 2001


AdventureBiographical FictionNautical

In the summer of 1856 Mary Patten and her husband, Captain Joshua Patten, begin what would become an incredible voyage aboard the clipper ship ...Read Review

The Love-Artist

By Jane Alison - Published 2001


Biographical FictionLiterary

Ovid, creator of Metamorphoses, The Art of Love and other works which have been lost to us forever, arrives at his place of ...Read Review

Confessions Of A Pagan Nun

By Kate Horsley - Published 2001


Biographical Fiction

Based on an obscure 5th century Gaelic manuscript discovered in Ireland, this short novel is written in the form of a diary by ...Read Review

The Song of Giraldus

By Richard Loomis - Published 2000


Biographical Fiction

  This novel presents the recollections of medieval historian and chronicler Giraldus Cambrensis. Giraldus, who narrates in a rather lofty tone, tells of ...Read Review