Ann Chamberlin

Mixed Harvest: Stories from the Human Past

By Rob Swigart - Published 2019


To a series of fictional vignettes beginning with a barely verbal hominid 300,000 years ago and ending with Lugal Ibbi-Sin’s fall in 1940 BCE ...Read Review

My Red Heaven

By Lance Olsen - Published 2020



June 10, 1927, Berlin. Like the abstract blocks of color in the contemporary painting by Jewish-German artist Otto Freundlich of the same title as this ...Read Review

Lampedusa: A Novel

By Steven Price - Published 2019-09-17



Sicily, after the devastation of the Second World War. We are given the history of the last years of Giuseppe Tomasi, true-life author ...Read Review

Sensational (Spectacle)

By Jodie Lynn Zdrok - Published 2020


Children/Young Adult

In 1889, Paris hosted a world’s fair, the Exposition Universelle, for which the Eiffel Tower was constructed to form the gateway, the head ...Read Review

Floating in the Neversink

By Andrea Simon - Published 2019


Short Stories

Eighteen short stories form this coming-of-age novel focused on Jewish life in the 1950s.  The scene shifts between the everyday of school and ...Read Review

The Siege of Troy

By Marlaine Delargy (trans.) - By Theodor Kallifatides - Published 2019



During the Second World War, a boy whom we may assume is the author in memoir recounts events. Germans occupy the town, his ...Read Review


By Richard Slotkin - Published 2018


LiteraryShort Stories

The seven short stories in this collection, garnered from the family remembrances of a number of Slotkin’s acquaintances, concern that oft-covered trope: ...Read Review

A Suspicion of Silver (Sir Robert Carey Series)

By P. F. Chisholm - Published 2018



Real historical character Sir Robert Carey returns for his ninth adventure in Edinburgh during early 1593. There has been an attack on King James’...Read Review

Fortune’s Lament (Anthems of al-Andalus) (Volume 3)

By John D. Cressler - Published 2018


Set during the twilight days of Muslim Spain, this tale begins in 1488 CE; I’m immediately concerned that no nod is given to ...Read Review

The Midnight Front: A Dark Arts Novel

By David Mack - Published 2018


Historical Fantasy

In August 1939, an ocean liner carrying people fleeing the looming war in Europe for the U.S. is struck by a German torpedo—...Read Review

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