Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Snow Island

By Katherine Towler - Published 2002

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Alice Daggett is sixteen years old in the summer before WWII. Unlike most young women her age, she lives on an isolated and ...Read Review

The Real McCoy

By Darin Strauss - Published 2002

Genres:

Western

Born in 1880s Indiana, Virgil Selby’s father tells him that falsity is in his blood and encourages the youth to seek “something ...Read Review

Carnival Of Rainbows

By Barbara Soper - Published 2001

Genres:

Barbara Soper’s novel opens with an intriguing premise–the introduction of execution by electrocution juxtaposed with an exhibition celebrating the marvel of ...Read Review

Song Of The Water Saints

By Nelly Rosario - Published 2002

Genres:

Literary

Set against the backdrop of the United States’ occupation of the Dominican Republic in the early 1900s, Nelly Rosario’s debut novel paints ...Read Review

The Diary Of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life At Rose Red

By Joyce Reardon (ed.) - Published 2001Published 2002

Genres:

This associational material to the Stephen King miniseries Rose Red is packaged as if it were the edited diary of Ellen Rimbauer, mistress ...Read Review

The Haunting Of L.

By Howard Norman - Published 2002

Genres:

Literary

Peter Duvett, photographer’s assistant, tells his story of work in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada and later in his home city of Halifax in 1927. ...Read Review

Stormy Weather

By Michael Meehan - Published 2002

Genres:

In 1955, a company of shabby, over-the-hill vaudevillians arrives at the tiny Australian town of Towaninnie, beginning the novel’s adventures that take place ...Read Review

Miracle At St. Anna

By James McBride - Published 2002

Genres:

Literary

For those not old enough to remember overt racism, this story will reveal just how bad it was for the soldiers of the 92...Read Review

Lovely Green Eyes

By Arnost Lustig - Published 2002

Genres:

Literary

Fifteen-year-old Hanka Kaudersova must make a choice. Does she seize the opportunity to pass herself off as an Aryan to work in a ...Read Review

Darlington’s Fall: A Novel In Verse

By Brad Leithauser - Published 2002

Genres:

Literary

Set in Indiana, Darlington’s Fall follows the triumphs and tragedies of naturalist Russel Darlington. In 1895, the precocious Russel embarks on a life-long ...Read Review