Multi-Period

The Silver Suitcase

By Terrie Todd - Published 2016

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This dual-period novel set in Manitoba, Canada, focuses on two women. The novel begins in 1939 with Cornelia, a 17-year-old farm girl who has ...Read Review

The House by the Lake

By Ella Carey - Published 2016

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In 2010, 29-year-old Anna Young, a successful café owner in San Francisco, is asked an unusual favor from her beloved 94-year-old grandfather, Max Albrecht. ...Read Review

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

By Anthony Berris (trans.) - By Sarit Yishai-Levi - Published 2016

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Saga

Gabriela and her mother, the beautiful Luna, have never connected. Desperate to understand her mother and their family’s troubled history, Gabriela pieces ...Read Review

Reader, I Married Him

By Tracy Chevalier (ed.) - Published 2016

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Short Stories

As anyone with even a passing familiarity with Charlotte Brontë knows, “Reader, I married him,” is the climactic sentence of Brontë’s book ...Read Review

The Art of History: Unlocking the Past in Fiction & Nonfiction

By Christopher Bram - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

Christopher Bram (Father of Frankenstein, Eminent Outlaws) explores his love for the past in this delightful little book from Graywolf. “Some people dismiss ...Read Review

Before We Visit the Goddess

By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni - Published 2016

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Literary

“Without education,” Sabitri writes to Tara, the granddaughter she has never met, “a woman has little chance of standing on her own feet.” ...Read Review

Getting Started in Writing Historical Fiction

By Emma Darwin - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

What is the difference between writing historical fiction and writing any other kind of fiction? Not much, to judge from this book. At ...Read Review

Ashes of Fiery Weather

By Kathleen Donohoe - Published 2016

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Saga

The men of Brooklyn’s Keegan-O’Reilly clan have been firefighters for as long as anyone can remember. They fight fires: some die ...Read Review

Almost Everything Very Fast

By Aaron Kerner (trans.) - By Christopher Kloeble - Published 2016

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Literary

On the face of it, this is a present-day story about a father and son. Albert is nineteen and has just finished high ...Read Review

Precious Things

By Kelly Doust - Published 2016

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This multi-stranded novel is more contemporary than historical, but it has several back stories that begin with a young bride in 1891 France and ...Read Review