Tags » Fiction: Historical

Introducing L.A. Tiemann, author of The People Who Wore White

“Y’all are tops in my book! My Publishing Consultant, Rebecca, was superb also.”

As a post-graduate student at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos in 1994, L.A. 224 more words

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Introducing George Norton Snider, author of How I Killed JFK

“Thank you so much for being the best publisher I could have chosen to help me on my first manuscript. Everything went smooth and easy. I was assigned the best… 201 more words

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Small Change Trilogy (Farthing, Ha'Penny, and Half a Crown), by Jo Walton

So often lately my book reviews have included the words “This book took me a really long time to get into.” Although I’ve read some good books lately, it’s been awhile (at least since Christmas break when I read  541 more words

Fiction -- Historical

The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton

I started reading this highly-acclaimed historical debut novel several weeks ago, but found it slow to get into and let it languish for awhile as I was reading other things. 247 more words

Fiction -- Historical

All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

I’d heard quite a bit of buzz about this book before I picked it up, but not so much that I actually knew what it was about. 316 more words

Fiction -- Historical

Magnus (review)

This is the story of Magnus Erlendson, Earl of Orkney in the Twelfth Century; or rather (as it says in the book) “half-earl”, for there were two heirs, Magnus and his cousin Hakon Paulson; the story of Magnus, the mystic, who cares for the seal injured by hunters, who sits in the prow of a ship reading a book during a great sea battle, and was born to be a saint. 535 more words

Favourite Poets

Peter Kennedy's Fishermen’s Tales

Peter Kennedy’s novel Fishermen’s Tales is a linked collection of stories about plague in the north-east of England, a gated fishing town which turns away starving people on the beach because they use the wrong dialect to ask for shelter. 339 more words

Fiction: 21st Century