Historical Fiction

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“Abraham Lincoln is torn apart and adeptly reconstructed by author Stephen Harrigan.”

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“sometimes that’s what you have to do—go back to go forward.”

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“The novel is a quick, compulsive read but leaves much untold; however, this is fiction and not comprehensive biography.”

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Europe in the 19th century was the domain of the Habsburg family. With members seated on nearly every throne on the continent, their influence was immense.

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Prudence Ashton, the narrator, is not the photographer’s wife, rather it is Eleanora, Prue’s sister.

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a fantastic read for a slow afternoon or a short flight.”

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When you’re on the last few pages of a book and find yourself longing for more, then you know that it is a very powerful read. Such is the case with Work Like Any Other.

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The Borgia name conjures up larger-than-life history, sumptuous banquets, sexual license, and infamy.

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This is how large scale action-fantasy should be.”  

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It is said that every human being on earth has a doppelganger, but what if yours lived an exciting, dangerous life 800 years ago and now you’re invited to participate?

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The first thing to be said about this intriguing historical novel is that it ranks high among the “must read” list of debut works.

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“beautiful narrative of historical fiction. . . . absorbing . . .”

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On July 1, 1967, B. passes her first counterfeit check.

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Little is known about Zenobia, a real historical figure born c.

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This novel is as finely tuned as the best banjo played by 19-year-old runaway slave Henry Sims.

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Gorsky is an homage to The Great Gatsby, with an interesting premise, but author Vesna Goldsworthy lacks subtlety in crafting this tribute.

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“rollicking good ride.”

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The Other Me is a pleasure to read, with a style that moves as smoothly as an Acela train and a page-turning plot.

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Wonderment, carelessness, and suspense.

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It’s said that people go to Alaska to start new lives, or at least to forget an unsuccessful past.

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If timing were everything, this memoir would be No. 1 on all the bestseller lists, getting released the week of David Bowie’s unfortunate death and the release of his latest album.

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“[a] fine novel that educates and entertains.”

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“a splendid novel.”

The Decision, a brief new novel by Britta Bohler, can be summed up with a simple yet elegant sentence lifted from early on in the text:

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Not a religious novel, but a novel about religion, The Christos Mosaic by Vincent Czyz is a search for the roots of Christianity and the identity of Christ.

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