Fans of A Song of Ice and Fire and those interested in Norse history and culture will all find this historical fiction highly enjoyable, though liberal in its characterizations of Read more...
Posted by Justin W on November 13, 2018
Dr. James Shepard had an unusual day. It began with the suicide of Mrs. Farrows, a patient of his whom he suspects murdered her husband a year prior, and ended with Read more...
Posted by Gil N. on October 29, 2018
Amidst the rising tensions of the Civil War, President Lincoln is dealing with more than the state of the country; his son Willie caught something akin to typhoid fever and Read more...
Posted by Shannon L. on August 25, 2018
Viewers who want period accuracy and believable tales can skip this one. For the rest, the story is entertaining, but not particularly surprising.
Posted by Jo C on July 11, 2018
Through a series of letters written to her deceased mother, shy, quiet, twelve year-old Nisha tells the story of her family’s journey from the newly-formed Pakistan to India in the Read more...
Posted by Book Rex on July 11, 2018
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a sweeping, carefully plotted novel of politics and trade in Japan when the island nation closed its borders to all others. There Read more...
Posted by Jo C on May 1, 2018
The Greek god of thieves, language, and travel comes to life in this vibrant addition to George O’Connor’s Olympians graphic novel series.
Posted by Book Rex on March 22, 2018
The prose is elegant and descriptive, and it's apparent much research was put into life in feudal Japan. If you're in the market for historical fiction in a nontraditional setting Read more...
Posted by Book Rex on March 14, 2018
Fool is a funny, gossipy, irreverent, silly, irreverent, offbeat, high-drama – and did I mention, irreverent? – retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear, from the perspective of the court jester.
Posted by Jo C on February 21, 2018
When their parents go through a divorce, 12 year old twins Maisie and Felix Robbins are forced to move from NYC to Rhode Island, and their lives feel bleak. To Read more...
Posted by Alea P on November 14, 2017
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy is a plot-driven story about friendship in the face of racism, inspired by the true history of Malaga Island. The often dramatic and intense tale has Read more...
Posted by Jo C on October 5, 2017
The Birth of Venus illuminates Florentine history through the eyes of a precocious young woman who, more than anything, wishes to decide her own fate.
Posted by Jo C on July 31, 2017
Should horseless carriages be powered by electricity, steam engines, or gasoline? An odd question today, but at the dawn of the 20th century it was a very real debate. Even Read more...
Posted by Book Rex on May 4, 2017
Part history lesson, and part time-travel adventure story, this book could appeal to Dan Gutman fans and also to children who loved the Magic Tree House books, but are ready Read more...
Posted by Adrian L on April 27, 2017
March is a trilogy of graphic novels by Congressman John Lewis. The series tells the story of the freedom marches that lead to the desegregation of the south and the Read more...
Posted by Book Rex on April 13, 2017
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