Historical Fiction

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“a very good book . . .  an accessible and informative treatment of an important period and topic.”

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“For about the last ten years British writing has been experiencing a remarkable renaissance in literary fiction. Long may this movement flourish.

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“This ambitious but beautifully executed historical novel captures the life and times of half a millennium ago, and with the above parallels, draws us closer to today’s publishing revolutio

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Tita is not an exercise in blind nostalgia for a lost past. It is a rich and warm, yet open-eyed portrait of a place and time just beyond our current reach.

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“The series is renowned for its accurate and often devastating presentation of Victorian London—a world of stark polarities between rich and poor.”

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“Although Back Channel is about thwarting the Cuban Missile Crisis, it is also about Margo navigating U.S. racial dynamics of the 1960s.”

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“Zimler’s character development is electrifying, and his plot rolls along ever faster into the depths of fear.

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“The Gears have written an epic novel that combines the cultural history of Cahokia with the fast-paced narrative of a thriller to explore the all too human and universal dangers of greed a

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“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice . . .”

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“Ndibe’s writing is sharp. The pacing is excellent. His characters are well-developed. The novel is culturally and politically significant. . . .

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“. . . a haunting and intimate portrait of the lives of women in war-torn Somalia . . . captures the bleakness of war and the triumph of the human spirit . . .”

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“Given the awards she has already received, we are sure to hear much more from Hazel Gaynor—and that is a good thing.”

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“The story told here about Afghanistan is nearly exactly the story that was told in Iraq. Two wars that if they had any validity in the first place . . .”

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The perfect Christmas present is a novella.

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The title Daughters of the Nile makes it sound like this book is set in Egypt, but one of the many pleasures of Dray’s novel about Selene, the daughter of the famous Cleopatra, is that its

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“. . . smart, literate, and accurate.”

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“. . . hard to put down . . .”

The astonishing success of Phillip Margulies’ first novel is not accidental.

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Imagine: Although your normal workday is perfectly honorable and suited to your talents, you must take advice from exploitative mentors and allow yourself to be confined in an unnatural enclosure.

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Lucien Bernard is a conflicted man.

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“. . . a sympathetic and ironic rendering of a portion of Poe’s life . . .”

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“Explore Mr. Gray's earlier works since this one is clearly not one of his strongest.”

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“. . . an overwhelming story of love in its darkest moments.”

What a tangled web we weave . . .

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“. . . a young writer whose talent is obvious.”

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“The author keeps it personal . . . and she keeps it real.”

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“. . . a deft narrative of madness, murder, and love against the background of the English-Dutch war.”

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