historical fiction

Buddha by Deepak Chopra

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Sandra S.
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Buddha by Deepak Chopra

Saturday, May 7, 2011

This is a book of a great imaginative writing. It tells the story of a suspicious death of a famous world astrophysicist, Thom Bergmann, who was on the brink of proving the existence of extraordinary civilizations. After his death, the only proofs of his findings are saved on a flash drive worn as a necklace by his wife Lucy.

Mystic Warriors by Rosanne Bittner

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Margaret O.
Friday, Apr 22, 2011

In Mystic Warriors, the third of the Mystic Indian series, the sacred white buffalo robe has been stolen from the Lakota people. Buffalo Dreamer, a holy woman, knows that much misery will befall them from such a loss, but even she wasn’t prepared for what was to come.

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011

This fascinating, fast-paced book falls in the genre of historical fiction. It tells the real-life story of Haggadah (from the Hebrew root “HGD” = “to tell”), a Jewish book read over the Passover Seder table to relate the story of the Jewish exodus from Egypt.

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

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Diane H.
Thursday, Feb 17, 2011

The Luxe, by Anna Godbersen, reminds me a little of a Jane Austen novel in that the rules of society can be imprsioning and can cause much tragedy and heartache. The story takes place in Manhattan at the very end of 1899. It is the story of the elite, the upper class, the wealthy.

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

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Pam W.
Thursday, Dec 16, 2010

MUDBOUND is Hillary Jordan’s award winning debut novel. This riveting novel won the Bellwether prize which was founded and is fully funded by the renowned author, Barbara Kingsolver. The intent of this award is to promote literature of social responsibility. This is one of Ms. Kingsolver's comments about Mudbound from an NPR interview: “I love the voices of the novel.

Juliet by Anne Fortier

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Diane H.
Monday, Nov 1, 2010

Juliet is both a modern and historical retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tale, “Romeo and Juliet”. The story weaves back and forth between a present-day Juliet searching for a family inheritance in Italy and a 14th-century Giulietta defying a family feud to be with her Romeo. The later is supposed to be the real inspiration for Shakespeare’s classic story, set in Siena instead of Verona.

Friday, Oct 29, 2010

Mrs. Octavia Darcy and her husband Captain Darcy were living in India when the Captain took ill and left Octavia widowed. Nearly penniless because of the entailment on her late husband’s property in England, Octavia returns to London to live with her half sister and family. It is not a pleasant situation. None of Octavia’s half brothers and sisters have ever been the least bit kind to her. Nor did they ever forgive their father for marrying a nobody half his age, a woman who died while giving birth to Octavia.

Monday, Oct 25, 2010

In the Time of the Butterflies was recommended to me by several of my Latino patrons.

Whiter Than Snow

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Judy R.
Wednesday, Sep 1, 2010

Whiter Than Snow by Sandra Dallas isn’t one of her best, but I still enjoyed it. I’m game for most books that take place in the early 1900’s, in the mountains of Colorado. Dallas knows that time and place well (Prayers For Sale). Whiter Than Snow is a story of love, tragedy, forgiveness, despair, and resilience.

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