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Thursday, December 4 2014

‘The Red Tent’ Has Regaled Readers for 17 Years, and It Remains as Powerful as Ever

Anita Diamant’s storytelling is exceptional. There’s something here for everyone in a work which is an unquestioned masterpiece of historical fiction.


Sunday, April 18 2010

Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler

Material like this should make for a riveting story, but Sheila Kohler settles for a merely engaging one.


Wednesday, March 24 2010

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Abraham Lincoln took an axe and gave some vampires 40 whacks.


Tuesday, September 30 2008

A scholarly approach keeps novelist Philippa Gregory from veering off track


Sunday, January 13 2008

Annette Vallon: A Novel of the French Revolution by James Tipton

This debut novel by English professor Tipton is a well-researched view of life in the Loire Valley during the Revolution.


Sunday, October 21 2007

The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney

There's history, adventure, wit, and suspense. It's no surprise that the book won Britain's Costa Book of the Year in 2006.


Thursday, August 2 2007

Peony in Love: A Novel by Lisa See

Lisa See's Peony in Love about a lovelorn maiden disappoints as a novel but is a fascinating window on historical China.


Wednesday, August 1 2007

Charity Girl by Michael Lowenthal

Harsh Charity Girl explores horrific treatment of women during WWI.


Wednesday, July 25 2007

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland

A perspective on art from the inside out; Susan Vreeland's Luncheon of the Boating Party explores a Renoir work.


The Gentle Axe by R.N. Morris (Reviews) [10.Jul.07]
The Religion by Tim Willocks (Reviews) [20.Jun.07]
Sovereign by C. J. Sansom (Capsule Reviews) [3.Jun.07]
Angelica by Arthur Phillips (Reviews) [25.Apr.07]
Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier (Reviews) [12.Apr.07]
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