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By David Marion Wilkinson -
Published 1996Published 1999
This is the highly regarded first novel by the author of Oblivion’s Altar (reviewed last issue). Texas in 1816 was an empty, desolate ...Read Review
By Alan Furst -
Published 1999Published 2002
As the cover art suggests, this story would make a great film noir. Jean Casson, aka Jean Louis Marin, is an unemployed film ...Read Review
By Charles F. Price -
Freedom’s Altar is a lyrical, beautifully written tale of ordinary families struggling to remake their lives in post-Civil War North Carolina. Former ...Read Review
By Richard S. Wheeler -
Denver in the early 1880s may not have been the center of the universe, but to anyone living in the American West at ...Read Review
By George MacDonald Fraser -
Volume contains: The General Danced at Dawn (1970), McAuslan in the Rough (1974), The Sheikh and the Dustbin (1988) Hoorah! The hilarious sage of McAuslan, the ...Read Review
By Annamarie Beckel -
This is the fictionalized story of the actual search for the remaining members of the Beothuk tribe — the aborigines of Newfoundland. The search ...Read Review
By Bernice Morgan -
These two novels, relating one family’s struggles and triumphs in Newfoundland from the early 19th century until the present, were originally written ...Read Review
By James King -
Thomas Griffiths Wainewright (1794-1847 or 1852) was an Englishman, a historical figure and, approximately, a Man of Letters who tried, in the best Regency ...Read Review
By Alan Fisk -
Forty Testoons is a story full of personal and political conflict. Father Ralph Fletcher, a young English priest, is offered his first post ...Read Review
By Steve Kluger -
At its core, this is a simple tale of a boy and a man whose paths meet and merge, to the betterment of ...Read Review
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