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By Barbara Kingsolver -
Who was Harrison Shepherd? If we are to believe his journals, preserved for posterity by his loyal stenographer, he was a bestselling novelist ...Read Review
By Naum Prifti - By Peter R. Prifti (trans.) -
Prifti’s book is a collection of short stories about life under strict Marxist-Leninist communism in the 20th century. The stories have a ...Read Review
By Anne Finger -
These nine short stories mix fact and fiction, and most of them concern historical characters with physical disabilities. One of the best invites ...Read Review
By Patricia Elliott -
Eugenie de Boncoeur is a typical 14-year-old aristocrat in France during its Revolution: unaware and frivolous. Although her portrayal is historically accurate, modern ...Read Review
By Felipe Ferńandez-Armesto -
Published 2009Published 2010
Felipe Ferńandez-Armesto’s contention in 1492: The Year the World Began is that in the titular year events occurred that shaped the global ...Read Review
By Bob Bergin -
Just before America’s entry into World War II, young journalist Harry Ross is sent to Burma by Wild Bill Donovan of ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Chadwick -
Published 2006Published 2009
The life of William Marshal is remarkably well documented for a less-than-royal contemporary of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard Lionheart and John Lackland. Chadwick ...Read Review
By Jo Beverley -
Published 2002Published 2009
The year is 1761. Captain Lord Cynric Malloren, on leave from the army recovering from a fever (not war wounds, as stated in the ...Read Review
By Sheramy Bundrick -
“I’d heard about him but never seen him,” Rachel Courteau says in the opening line of Sheramy Bundrick’s debut novel, Sunflowers. ...Read Review
By W. R. Garwood -
Before Roy Bean became the famous hanging judge, he had a passion for finding gold. This novel, set in California in the 1850s, ...Read Review
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