Historical Fiction

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Kamm calls on his vast experience with the L.A. County Fire Department . . . to insert the reader into the midst of all the action. . . .

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“Ultimately, bravery, love and hope are celebrated in The Fifty-First State, a state that is imagined, a state in which a better life is possible.”

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“Greenstein weaves a story of past and present in a way that creates a sense of timelessness.”

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“. . . The set-up is delicious . . . [but] Manuscript Found in Accra lacks one of the most fundamental elements of the classic novel: a story.”

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“. . . compulsive and engaging, . . . crackles with energy and wit . . .”

“. . . you’ll get a kick out of this one.”

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“Incorporating many of the finest elements of spy thrillers and even romance novels, . . .”

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“For a reader who derives pleasure from historical accuracy and realistically drawn personalities, Richard Mason’s rich descriptions may seem superficial and anachronistic, much like the em

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“. . . the question, the one that has to do with the collected stories in questions, is: Is What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories worthy of the hoopla?

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“Umberto Eco is one of just a handful of writers that can be trusted to take me by the hand and lead me into a world that, on first glimpse, I don’t want to venture into.

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“Mr. Jurjevics draws the reader into the narrative, as if he is experiencing the mission alongside Rider as he huffs through the jungle in wet boots, bugs feasting on his flesh. . . .

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“That such a young author writes so well in his debut novel seems miraculous.

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“. . . a riveting, deeply affecting story that tackles the very essence of man’s struggle to understand his world and himself. . . .

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“. . . teeming with passion and steam and the love-of-a-lifetime-is-doomed tension that results in a dramatic happy ending.

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“Through comedy, Ms. Cooke deftly illustrates how, as Bob Dylan wrote, ‘The times they are a changin’.’”

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Writing a novel is always challenging.

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Primarily a World War One story, but also a coming-of-age novel and a tale about fathers and sons and brothers, Andrew Krivak’s well-researched and well-told tale, The Sojourn, is a valuab

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Nestled in the hills of northern New Mexico is Agua Bendita—a sleepy village where the laws of physics snooze in the afternoon sun and memories are the only road signs.

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The Warsaw Anagrams is a fast-moving, powerful and intellectual murder mystery set within wartime Warsaw Poland during World War II.

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Courtney Milan’s latest novel Unveiled demonstrates why she is the author to watch in historical romance.

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Language is magic. It allows us to communicate the intangible as well as the concrete; to relate history, invent story, and blend both into the sometimes maddening mix called legend.

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In the Hebrew edition of Yael Hedaya’s novel Eden the second of three chapters named for the character Dafna begins with the following paragraph:

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The search for the truth can often be elusive. The truth itself can be devastating.

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