Thursday, December 4 2014
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
Material like this should make for a riveting story, but Sheila Kohler settles for a merely engaging one.
Wednesday, March 24 2010
Abraham Lincoln took an axe and gave some vampires 40 whacks.
Wednesday, January 13 2010
Tuesday, September 30 2008
Sunday, January 13 2008
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
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
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
Harsh Charity Girl explores horrific treatment of women during WWI.
Wednesday, July 25 2007
A perspective on art from the inside out; Susan Vreeland's Luncheon of the Boating Party explores a Renoir work.