Marcia K. Matthews

Comanche Moon

By Jack Jackson - Published 2003


Biographical FictionWestern

The picture narrative begins in 1836, when Comanches capture Cynthia Ann Parker in Texas. They raise the blond, blue-eyed girl as one of their ...Read Review

Leading Lady

By Lawana Blackwell - Published 2004



Bethia loves the theatre. As wardrobe mistress for London’s Royal Court Theatre, she enjoys seeing “the playwright’s lines delivered with such ...Read Review

The Meaning of Consuelo

By Judith Ortiz Cofer - Published 2003



The metaphor of an outsider, a fulano, begins the story. In the days before “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” was a hit ...Read Review

Breaking the Tongue

By Vyvyane Loh - Published 2004



The opening scene is one of torture suffered by Claude, a Chinese boy anglicized by his parents. Young Claude was unsure of himself. ...Read Review

Long George Alley

By Richard Hall - Published (c1972)Published 2004


A chorus of voices revolves, each taking a turn to reveal the story of Long George Alley, a black ghetto in Mississippi. There’...Read Review

Hope’s Highway

By Dorothy Garlock - Published 2003



In this bittersweet story, America with its Burma-shave signs along Route 66 and its “Little Brown Jug” also includes gun violence. The journey west ...Read Review

Dead Reckoning

By C. Northcote Parkinson - Published 2003



A few pages into this novel, I felt like I struck gold with this tale of high adventure in the South Seas. Captain ...Read Review

Dawn Over Kitty Hawk

By Walter J. Boyne - Published 2003


Biographical Fiction

This year we celebrate 100 years of aviation, from the biplane to the space shuttle. Dawn Over Kitty Hawk is a fitting tribute to ...Read Review

Days of the Dead

By Barabara Hambly - Published 2003



Hannibal Sefton is in trouble. Ben January’s dearest friend, a gifted musician who suffers from TB, enjoyed a new lease on life ...Read Review


By Barry Levinson - Published 2003


I knew this was a good book when I was laughing out loud during the prologue. A few pages later I laughed myself ...Read Review