Historical Fiction | Reviews

Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Sunny Solomon

Three by Meloy

THREE BY MELOY: THE APOTHECARY – THE APPRENTICES – THE AFTER-ROOM I’m going out on a limb with this review. The three novels, The Apothecary, The

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The Underground Railroad
Fiction
Neal Ferguson

The Underground Railroad

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD Cora, born a slave, abandoned by her mother, beaten and whipped repeatedly, gang-raped at thirteen, nevertheless acts with courage and integrity in

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Girl in the Blue Coat

When I reached page 239 of Monica Hesse’s 301 page novel, Girl in the Blue Coat, I thought to myself that the story should have

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

America’s First Daughter

America’s First Daughter – From Monticello to Jefferson’s White House, She Shaped the Legacy of a Nation Patsy Jefferson’s mother died when her daughter was

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Salt to the Sea

Ruta Sepetys’ latest novel, Salt to the Sea, returns to the topic of World War II, but it is not about any famous battles or

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Finale - A Novel of the Reagan Years
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Finale

Finale – A Novel of the Reagan Years Political junkies, rejoice! Thomas Mallon has written another novel fictionalizing American politics. I recently reviewed Watergate for

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Authors of color
Brandy Burgess

Lazaretto

Lazaretto What does it truly mean to be black (or not) and why does it matter? Lazaretto by Diane Mckinney-Whetstone challenges these questions and more.

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Biography
Ann Ronald

Queen’s Gambit

Queen’s Gambit: A Novel of Katherine Parr Successful historical novels draw the reader into a bygone milieu, bringing historic characters to life while describing colorful

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Hours Count

The Hours Count Samuel Taylor Coleridge once decreed the necessity of a “willing suspension of disbelief” when reading fantastical literature, especially poetry like his own.

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

A Race to Splender

A Race to Splendor Historical romances tend to follow a predictable formula. Set at some crucial moment in the past, the story centers on a

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