Category Archives: Historical Fiction

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The classic tales of Greek heros and gods have always intrigued me. What was their purpose in telling these stories? What were they trying to explain? The complicated relationships between the gods and humans and the un-godlike behavior and emotions … Continue reading

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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

When you are in the hands of a master story teller you can feel it! You are able to relax into the story and trust that the author will guide you through even the most fantastical of  tales. Arden is … Continue reading

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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

When Colson Whitehead’s book, The Underground Railroad won the Pulitzer I was intrigued. I bought the book and then it just sat in my Kindle queue for a long while.  I could say that I was busy, or other books … Continue reading

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Slade House by David Mitchell

This is one of the most interesting haunted house books I have ever read! Not that I really go out of my way to read haunted house books but I have read a few in my day, beginning with Nancy … Continue reading

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The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

Some books shout at you to get your attention, some books are all plot and suspense and herd you to the end.  Some books are just talk–characters talking about themselves or about other characters about who they are and why … Continue reading

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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

A finalist for the National Book Award, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a haunting and moving four generational saga of a Korean family who flees what is now North Korea to live in Japan.  Spanning more than eighty years … Continue reading

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A King’s Ransom by Sharon Kay Penman

This is the final book in Penman’s Plantagnets’ series. Starting with While Christ and His Saints Slept, Penman has followed the family’s complicated and tragic rise and fall. In Lionheart, Penman told the story of Richard’s rise to power and his … Continue reading

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