Historical

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In the past 80-plus years much has changed in the world, in industry, social norms, and the way people now act and think.

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“The interchange between Gwen and Iris is worth the price of admission. It is a laugh out loud escapade that would fit perfectly on British Channel 4.”

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“As the rhetoric coach to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Brandreth has no need to ‘brush up on his Shakespeare,’ and his allusions and turns of phrase prove it.”

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“a narrative that reminds its readers of the extent to which everyone who came after the LSD experiments, and the psychedelic sixties, is drawn to that story, but forever remains outside it

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Clover Blue, Eldonna Edward’s second novel, is set during the mid-seventies, in what Edwards names the Saffron Freedom Community, which she places in outside Santa Rosa, California.

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“Lyrical, sensual, raw, and heartbreaking, The Age of Light is Scharer’s own masterful portrait of a woman driven by longings, whose passions verge on demons, who thinks it might b

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“This book is a delight to read and a keeper for your research shelf.”

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Sara Kemp arrives in the Spitalfields section of London in 1768 with nothing but a few pounds and a letter of introduction to work for a family as maid.

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“The Satapur Moonstone is a flawless gem. Historical mysteries don’t get any better than this.”

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“Beverly Cleary once said great fiction should be, above all things, a pleasure to read, and Westside is certainly that, and then some.”

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In the dazzling 1915 novella, The Metamorphosis, Kafka’s anti-hero Gregor Samsa wakes one morning and finds himself turned into an insect—as punishment for incest, some critics have sugges

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“Certainly this novel is timely, a reminder of the United States’ inexcusable inhumanity 70 years ago when it cruelly blocked desperate refugees.”

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“The Poison Bed is a riveting retelling of history.”

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“Only when Isabel finally learns the truth about her mother’s past will she be able to . . . move forward with her own life.

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Ardent was the word that Joshua Speed, Abraham Lincoln’s best friend, used to describe Lincoln’s wife Mary Todd.

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“Intertwined in the two narratives is a pattern of betrayals, secrets and lies—sometimes well-meant, sometimes conflicted, sometimes for sheer self-preservation, but almost always with pain

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“The Damascus Road might be read as a parable of our own times with its mad men, visionaries, true believers, and pagans . . .”

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“The Orphan of the Salt Winds is a gothic novel both because of its sinister setting—an old, remote house filled with secrets and surrounded by danger—and a heavy

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Marlon James delivers a twisting, hallucinatory epic fairy tale that delivers a punch that can be felt ’round the world.”

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“The Last Year of the War is timely and important today, when thousands of would-be immigrants from Latin America are cruelly being held in detention centers or de

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“Readers can relax and enjoy a fast-moving romp through the shadows of Siberia in Finding Katarina M., learning about an area of the world that is strange, enticing, and also forbi

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“In American Duchess the reader is afforded a remarkable and realistic portrait of a life well-lived in spite of and often in opposition to societal expectations.

“Once more, Winspear demonstrates her exceptional ability to craft a suspenseful mystery and graphic picture of a critical time and place.”

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“A horror story, a novel of psychological terror, or simply a mystery in a historical setting, The Devil’s Aspect is all three and more.” 

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“this novel reflects Sandra Byrd’s excellent historical research and meticulous use of period detail.”  

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