Category Archives: Historical Fiction

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

It is rather risky to recommend a book that you have not read so I am greatly relieved and can now say without any reservations that Ivey’s, To the Bright Edge of the World is a wonderful book and I … Continue reading

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Stonehenge by Bernard Cornwell

This should have been an easy book to love, but it wasn’t. I have loved Cornwell’s other books, and have been intrigued by Stonehenge for many years. Cornwell is admittedly taking on a large task by trying to unlock the … Continue reading

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My Brilliant Friend and The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante

As I have confessed previously I am stubborn about reading books that come highly recommended.  It seems like my interest exponentially decreases by the amount of praise a book gets. Yes, I acknowledge I have a problem! So when I began … Continue reading

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Books to Read For An Alaskan Cruise: Part Two

To my surprise there are a lot of books written about or set in Alaska, which just goes to show how narrow my reading habits must be! For several years I have been trying to get out of my comfort … Continue reading

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City of Secrets by Stewart O’Nan

I am often surprised by what I learn reading books, especially historical novels. There are so many details, and interesting things that get lost in the telling when you only talk in general terms about what happened during and after … Continue reading

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All Involved by Ryan Gattis

At 3:15 pm on April 29, 1992, a jury in Los Angeles, considering the case against the police officers charged with the beating of Rodney King, came to a verdict. They acquitted three white police officers and failed to reach … Continue reading

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The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh

I love it when books open up a whole new world of ideas, history and perspective! This book certainly opened up a whole new part of  the world-Burma and Malaya-that I simply did not know much about. Ghosh gives us … Continue reading

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