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By T.C. Boyle -
Published 2008 (US)Published 2009 (UK)
The visionary, egocentric subject of this book, architect/designer Frank Lloyd Wright, changed the course of history. Whatever his faults, foibles, or eccentricities, ...Read Review
By Janice Y.K. Lee -
Claire and Martin Pendleton arrive in Hong Kong: Martin to work in “water,” and Claire to teach piano to Locket, daughter of wealthy ...Read Review
By C. J. Sansom -
Published 2006 (UK)Published 2007 (US)
To overawe the rebellious north, Henry VIII makes a grand Progress to York. Travelling ahead are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant, Jack ...Read Review
By Nathaniel Philbrick -
In this revisionist, popular history, Philbrick takes on Plymouth, the Pilgrims, and King Philip’s War. Unlike the harshness of life at Jamestown, ...Read Review
By Leo Tolstoy (trans. Anthony Briggs) -
Arguably the greatest literary masterpiece, War and Peace is an amazing blend of philosophy, history, spirituality and love told through two families, the ...Read Review
By William Brodrick -
Strictly speaking, this is not an historical novel since most of the action takes place in the mid-1990s. However, the events of ...Read Review
By C. J. Sansom -
Published 2003Published 2003 (US)
This gripping mystery is set in Tudor England during the winter of 1557, just after a rebellion against the still-new Church of England has ...Read Review
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