Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

A Parchment Of Leaves

By Silas House - Published 2002

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In his first novel, Clay’s Quilt, Silas House explored how the ties to family and land influence life in eastern Kentucky. In ...Read Review

When the Elephants Dance

By Tess Uriza Holthe - Published 2002

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Literary

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, American and Allied troops retreated from the Philippine Islands, which were first bombed and ...Read Review

A Simple Habana Melody

By Oscar Hijuelos - Published 2002

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Literary

Stifled by the oppressive Machado dictatorship, Cuban composer Israel Levis leaves Havana for Paris. But after a few years in the city of ...Read Review

The Seal Wife

By Kathryn Harrison - Published 2002

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Kathryn Harrison is best known for her memoir, The Kiss, detailing the incestuous relationship she had with her father. It is no surprise, ...Read Review

The Long Journey

By Wayne Greenhaw - Published 2002

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Harold Reed is only sixteen when his father asks him to leave Town Creek, Alabama for the “big city” of Decatur to meet ...Read Review

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