Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Facts of Life

By Graham Joyce - Published 2002 (UK)Published 2003 (US)

Genres:

Saga

Frank Vine enters the world at the end of World War II in the city of Coventry, which is a stark ruin. Born ...Read Review

A Change of Heart

By David Garrett Izzo - Published 2003

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Covering the period of 1929 to 1933, A Change of Heart looks at the friendships of W.H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, Stephen Spender, and ropes ...Read Review

Deafening

By Frances Itani - Published 2003

Genres:

Literary

Born into a large Irish family in Canada, Grania O’Neill has been deaf since childhood due to scarlet fever. Her loving grandmother ...Read Review

To Live

By Michael Berry (trans.) - By Yu Hua - Published 2003

Genres:

LiterarySaga

Fugui, wastrel scion of the Xu family, gambles away the last of their property. But in 1940s China, that is not a bad ...Read Review

The Last Summer

By John Hough Jr. - Published 2003

Genres:

Romance

In the turbulent summer of 1968, Lane Hillman, fresh out of Harvard, is spending one more summer working for his father, John Hillman, the ...Read Review

The Arbogast Case

By Thomas Hettche - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

Adults attracted to legal thrillers will find this highly recommended book a must read. It stands somewhat distinguished from writings of American authors. ...Read Review

From Dust and Ashes

By Tricia Goyer - Published 2003

Genres:

Inspirational

From Dust and Ashes is a fictionalized narrative of the liberation of Mauthausen and Gusen concentration camps at the close of World War ...Read Review

I Love You Like a Tomato

By Marie Giordano - Published 2003

Genres:

Saga

It’s 1950, and ChiChi Maggiordino is five years old. She and her distant, withdrawn mother, her loving Nonna, and her little brother Marco ...Read Review

The Clearing

By Tim Gautreaux - Published 2003 (UK)Published 2003 (US)

Genres:

AdventureSaga

This classic Southern gothic novel is set in the cypress forest of Louisiana in the 1920s. The rich plot of family, marriage, and ...Read Review

Monkey Hunting

By Cristina Garcia - Published 2003

Genres:

LiterarySaga

Ordinary people exist and endure lives punctuated by extraordinary events shaping subsequent actions and reactions. Cheng Pan, a young Chinese man dreaming of ...Read Review