Historical

Author(s):
Genre(s):
Reviewed by: 

“An outstanding novel that is riveting and unforgettable, gut-wrenching and evocative.”

Reviewed by: 

“There is no doubt that this is McLain’s finest novel yet.”

Reviewed by: 

Martha Weisberg lives a carefully crafted existence. Her days run together one like another and she finds this predictability comforting.

Reviewed by: 

World War II is well covered in literature and history, but in The Great Darkness, first volume in the new Nighthawks series, Jim Kelly comes up with a fresh take—at least for historical f

Reviewed by: 

“a delightful fantasy about the woman who became one of the United Kingdom’s most famous monarchs”

Reviewed by: 

Thoreau’s observation that “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation” comes to mind while reading William Trevor’s short stories.

Reviewed by: 

Fistful of Rain is a modern Western, complete with mountain ranges and vast prairies, where folks still ride horses and have cattle drives.

Reviewed by: 

John Cyrus Bellman—widower, farmer, and father to a ten-year-old daughter—seems to surprise even himself one day when he decides to leave everything behind to head west in search of “a creature ent

Reviewed by: 

His Sinful Touch by Candace Camp is yet another a delightful romp in her Mad Morelands series.

Reviewed by: 

Alan Hollinghurst’s novel, The Sparsholt Affair, presents a bit of a conundrum.

Reviewed by: 

Christine Mangan’s noir novel, Tangerine, draws a fine line between homage to Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley novels and downright copying or pastiche.

Reviewed by: 

"Highly recommended."

Reviewed by: 

With over a dozen English-language books on the topic in the last decade alone, the ill-fated love story of the 12th century French scholar-monk Peter Abelard and his pupil Heloise continues to fas

Reviewed by: 

“Only Killers and Thieves is a powerful debut.”

Reviewed by: 

Mike Hodge, a reporter with the Tribune in 1920s Chicago, sets off on a quest to find the person or persons responsible for the murder of his girlfriend, Annie Walsh.

Reviewed by: 

“calling it literary is a stretch. Even the most ardent art critics will surely tire of it after 318 pages.”

Reviewed by: 

“Fans of historical fiction or tales of women defying the odds will be immediately drawn in to Runyan’s crisp, effortless prose.”

Reviewed by: 

“a dramatic and interesting look into the past of a town and the lives of those who’ve dwelled in it.”

Reviewed by: 

The year is 1921, and the place is Bombay, India.

Reviewed by: 

Firefly Cove reaches inside our hearts and allows us to confront our deepest fears concerning love, death, and solitude.

Reviewed by: 

“a serious book, beautifully written, that explores the effect of ruinous family secrets.”

Reviewed by: 

Even the greatest novelists eventually reach an advanced age.

Reviewed by: 

Book Three of Tony Schumacher’s alternate history of WWII Britain pits Detective John Rossett against a rogue Nazi assassin called the Bear and a group of Nazi officers colluding with British Resis

Author(s):
Reviewed by: 

“an amazing historical novel, revealing the horrors of WWI through the letters exchanged by Tom and Evie.”

Reviewed by: 

“This is a gentle novel, the literary equivalent of warm slippers and a cup of tea by the fire.”

Pages