Tagged Historical Fiction

Book Review: The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor

The sudden cold butt of the gun against her temple surprised her. She didn’t even let out a cry before the man grabbed her arm, and the letters fell from her hands, onto the unblemished snow. In Austria in 1938 the Nazi party is gaining a foot-hold and Kristoff is forced to witness Jewish families…

Book Review: The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova

People seem to believe that despair is the same as anguish, but it is not. It’s true that despair is surrounded by anguish, but at its core, despair is silent, a blank page. Alexandra ventured across the world to teach English in Bulgaria- a place she dreamed about together with her brother. After his disappearance…

Book Review: The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

The lines were drawn. Everyone would have to choose a side. Everyone would join a network. Networks of light. Networks of people. Networks of power. Networks of money. Bringing together some of history’s most well known scientific inventors – Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, George Westinghouse and one important, though largely unknown, lawyer, Paul Cravath, Graham…

Book Review: The Muse by Jessie Burton

It was not large, and it had no frame. As an image, it was simple and at the same time not easily decipherable- a girl, holding another girl’s severed head in her hands on one side of the painting, and on the other, a lion, sitting on his haunches, not yet springing for the kill.…

Book Review: A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams

She turns back and reaches for his hand. “I’m not going to make you choose. I’d never do that to you. You were meant to make some other girl happy, some woman, and I’ll just take off and soar into the sky, and no one will catch me.” A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams is…