Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Future Homemakers Of America

By Laurie Graham - Published 2001Published 2002

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In the early 1950s, organizations devoted primarily to the traditional domestic arts flourished in America. No one could have anticipated the radical social ...Read Review

Swimming Toward The Ocean

By Carole Glickfeld - Published 2001

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LiterarySaga

This warmhearted family drama opens in Brighton Beach, New York in 1953. Chenia Arnow, a Russian-Jewish immigrant, discovers that she is pregnant with her ...Read Review

Provinces Of Night

By William Gay - Published 2001

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Literary

You know you’re in the hands of a master by the way he uses his tools: details, vocabulary, verbs. They all add ...Read Review

Red Gold

By Alan Furst - Published 1999Published 2002

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Thriller

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

Middlesex

By Jeffrey Eugenides - Published 2002

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Saga

Cal Stephanides, third generation Greek-American, spent the first 16 years of his life as Calliope, dressing and behaving as a girl. Misidentified at birth ...Read Review

Meet John Trow

By Thomas Dyja - Published 2002

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Thomas Dyja’s latest novel may prove to be a summer favorite for historical fiction fans. Set in 1999 Salisbury and Mt. Riga, Connecticut, ...Read Review

The Tea Rose

By Jennifer Donnelly - Published 2002

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RomanceSaga

Fiona Finnegan loves Joe Bristow, and he loves her. For years, they’ve planned their future: their own shop, and an escape from ...Read Review

Green Grow The Victims

By Jeanne M. Dams - Published 2001

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Mystery/Crime

Third in the Hilda Johansson mystery series set in South Bend, Indiana in 1902, this story unfolds within the context of a county fair, ...Read Review

Skeleton Crew

By Beverly Connor - Published 2001

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Mystery/Crime

Forensic anthropologist and amateur detective Lindsay Chamberlain joins a crew of archaeologists excavating a long-lost Spanish Galleon off the Georgia coast. Within days ...Read Review

The Incantation Of Frida K.

By Kate Braverman - Published 2002

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Biographical FictionLiterary

This is a fictional autobiography of Frida Kahlo, the Surrealist painter who died at 46 in 1954. While on her deathbed, Frida recalls the major ...Read Review