Historical Fiction

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“Farewell, Amethystine is a pleasure to sink into, a well-written traditional PI novel scented with the music of the time and the hope that things will continue to

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Alison Weir’s fans can only hope that there is more to come with stories about Edward and Elizabeth.

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“an intimate novel, closely and brilliantly observed . . .”

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With a primary setting in the backwoods of Montana in the late 1970s with some spillover into the earliest eighties, Old King tells the story of Duane Oshun, a divorcé who leaves Salt Lake

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“The Art of Disappearing provides enough clues to see where the story is going without disappointing the reader at the end.”

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"masterful. . . . Oates' writing is so deft and the world she creates so vivid, one keeps turning the pages, all the way to the deeply unsettling ending."

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“A very different, very deceptive but very entertaining Gothic tale.”

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“a delicious, delightful read . . .”

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“a powerful and unforgettable view of life by survivors of World War II during their last years. . . . a gripping story . . .”

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easily merits five stars because of its ability to keep the reader interested until the end through its unusual and beautifully told story.”

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“Officials forcibly remove her to the New York School for Girls where she is essentially imprisoned and turned into an indentured servant.

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World War I France is the setting for Miss Morgan’s Book Brigade, a work of historical fiction written by Janet Skeslien Charles.

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The Sweet Blue Distance delivers an epic tale loaded with adventure, romance, and mystery . . .”

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“Any reader who is looking for a two-day page-turner would be right to pick up this book.”

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“I liked my husband well enough . . . but I like him even better dead,” says Duchess Valencia Dedham.

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“It sounds like the opening of a joke: Four lawyers die in a plane crash.

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Based on the saga of the Jews emerging from the Holocaust and their determination to inhabit a land to call their own, The Boy with the Star Tattoo by Talia Carner is an epic retelling of

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After Sappho is labeled as a novel although most of the characters presented actually existed and the words and actions ascribed to them are translated, paraphrased, quoted with minor alte

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“Frances Perkins was an important role model and social welfare advocate who deserves to be better known.”

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Based on a true story, The Woman with No Name follows the trajectory of the woman who is recruited as Britain's first female sabotage agent during the German occupation of France in World

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Meagan Church begins her historical novel about the Baby Scoop of the sixties in the summer of ’64 with a drowning.

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“the characters are complex, three-dimensional, and not always likable people, struggling with engrossing dilemma—the fixings of a good novel.”

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Anyone seeking respite from serious matters, or excitements of their own, would do well to grab a copy of British writer CJ Wray’s novel, The Excitements. 

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For the history lesson alone, Cold Victory is memorable.”

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It is a cold February night in 1942. Dancers are swaying to the music at London’s Feldman’s Swing Club.

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