Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Haunting Of L.

By Howard Norman - Published 2002

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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

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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

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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

No Certain Rest

By Jim Lehrer - Published 2002

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Mystery/Crime

The Battle of Antietam was the most violent single day in the history of the American Civil War. More Americans were killed in ...Read Review

Blues In The Wind

By Whitney J. LeBlanc - Published 2002

Genres:

Saga

LeBlanc, in his first novel, has covered an often-overlooked period in American history. Set in the early to mid-1940s, a Creole family ...Read Review

Billie’s Kiss

By Elizabeth Knox - Published 2002

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LiteraryMystery/Crime

This novel opens in 1903 as Billie Paxton, her pregnant sister, Edith, and her brother-in-law, Henry, are traveling to a remote Scottish Island where ...Read Review

Burning Marguerite

By Elizabeth Inness-Brown - Published 2002

Genres:

Literary

At its heart, Burning Marguerite illustrates the truism that a child never realizes that a parent had a life prior to him or ...Read Review

Whispers On The Water

By Audrey Howard - Published 2002

Genres:

Saga

The only daughter of a working-class family in 1911 Liverpool, young Grace Tooley’s carefree life is brought to a halt when she falls ...Read Review