Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Forger

By Paul Watkins - Published 2000

Genres:

Thriller

David Halifax, a young American painter, accepts a scholarship from the Levasseur Committee for Fine Arts. The scholarship intrigues him, as he had ...Read Review

Nine Bells for a Man

By Peter Unwin - Published 2000

Genres:

Adventure

Robert Pachal is a farmer from Saskatchewan who agrees to accompany his late brother-in-law’s body back to Ontario, after the latter dies ...Read Review

Slapstick

By Laura Mazzuca Toops - Published 2001

Genres:

In 1927, movies gained a voice — and many stars lost their careers. Slapstick chronicles the fall of silent screen comic genius Harold Gilbert, whose ...Read Review

Jerusalem Vigil: The Zion Legacy Book I (Zion Legacy (Paperback))

By Bodie Thoene - Published 2000

Genres:

Military

The first of the Thoenes’ three-book Zion Legacy series starts with the declaration of sovereignty by David Ben-Gurion on Friday, May 14, 1948 and continues ...Read Review

The Song And The Truth

By Helga Ruebsamen - By Paul Vincent (trans.) - Published 2000Published 2000-10-19

Genres:

Literary

The Song and the Truth is told in the voice of a young child whose stories of dreams and reality are so intermingled ...Read Review

Children of My Heart

By Alan Brown (trans.) - By Gabrielle Roy - Published 2000

Genres:

Literary

Gabrielle Roy, beloved of the Canadian literary establishment, died in 1983. Ces enfants de ma vie was her last novel. This edition of Alan ...Read Review

Rebellion: A Novel

By Joseph Roth - By Michael Hofmann - By Michael Hofmann (trans.) - Published 1924Published 2000Published 2000-12-01

Genres:

Literary

Andreas Pum is a war veteran. We meet the recovering amputee after the end of WWI. Rather than being depressed or agonized by ...Read Review

Our Fathers

By Andrew O’Hagan - Published 2001Published 2001-01-01

Genres:

Inspirational

This beautiful story set in post WWII Scotland is about the “coming of age” of Jamie, a young boy growing up with an ...Read Review

Frida

By Barbara Mujica - Published 2000-11-01Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Frida recounts the major points of artist Frida Kahlo’s life. These include her childhood bout with polio, her education, the tragic bus ...Read Review

The Inventory

By Gila Lustiger - By Rebecca Morrison (trans.) - Published 1995Published 2001Published 2001-01-09

Genres:

Literary

Less a unified story than a collection of glimpses into the lives of Germans and Jews before and during WWII, The Inventory deals ...Read Review