Tags » Fiction: Historical

Dahveed: Yahweh's Fugitive, by Terri Fivash

I‘ve been trying for awhile to get my hands on the third and fourth volumes of Terri Fivash’s Dahveed series, about the life of King David. 612 more words

Fiction -- Historical

The Ghost Bride, by Yangsze Choo

This is a good example of a book that turned out to be completely different from what I had expected. The premise intrigued me: Li Lan, a Chinese girl in late nineteenth-century Malaysia, is offered the opportunity to become a “ghost bride.” This custom within the Chinese community involves “marrying” a woman to a dead man, giving her the status of his wife (or widow) within his family’s household. 163 more words

Fiction -- Historical

A Review of Diana Gabaldon's The Space Between (by Bethany)


When I’ve reviewed Diana Gabaldon’s novels in the past, I’ve complained about the fact that her novels never really explain to my satisfaction how time travel works. 1,115 more words

Fiction - General

Z by Therese Anne Fowler

My impression of Zelda Fitzgerald is probably like most peoples’, that she was wild, looney and unstable. I have long admired her husband’s writings, but didn’t know much about either of them as people. 765 more words

Entries By Jackie


In the 1950s, when Tiffany Cage (see my review of Diamonds are Forever) was working in New York, you weren’t a woman, you were a “broad”, a “doll”, a “skirt” – or if your father or your husband was rich, a “lady”. 306 more words

Book Reviews

Final thoughts on Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings (by Jill)

So here is a downside of e-readers. Remember on Saturday night when I thought I was 80% of the way through this book? It was more like 95% of the way through the actual novel, and the rest of the volume of the “book” was a very long discussion guide, a very long interview with the author, and an obscenely long series of notes written by Oprah herself. 521 more words

Fiction - General

Progress Report on Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings (by Jill)

I am going to keep this brief because I would really like to finish this book before I go back to work tomorrow morning. And based on my mental calculations, I can finish the book, or write a real post, but not both. 653 more words

Fiction - General