Tag Archives: historical fiction

Don’t Touch That Dial

Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford is a historical fiction novel based on the early days of BBC radio and a key female producer named Hilda Matheson. In part, this is a mystery novel which is told from the point-of-view of … Continue reading

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Showdown

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore is a wonderful historical fiction based on events which occurred in the late eighteen hundreds. In this story, we find Thomas Edison at war with George Westinghouse over who has patent rights … Continue reading

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Wandering Exiles

I began reading The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa on the anniversary of The Night of the Broken Glass.  It was coincidental, not purposeful. I finished the novel on Armistice Day. The timing was perfect and the book quite … Continue reading

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The Black Gemstone

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi is a best-selling epic tale about the descendents of two half-sisters who were born on the Gold Coast in Africa during the days of slave trading. Although Effia and Esi share the same father, they are … Continue reading

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Black or White

The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe is an interesting novel based on the life of Anita Hemmings, the first African-American woman to graduate from Vassar College in 1897. When the beautiful, light-skinned Hemmings enrolled in Vassar, she kept secret the … Continue reading

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Between Two Worlds

News of the World by Paulette Jiles is a National Book Award Finalist and there is no doubt in my mind why this book is on the list. It is a simply told, powerful story which captures little known or … Continue reading

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Toil and Trouble

License to Quill by Jacopo Della Quercia is a clever, interesting novel based on the writing of Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. The story opens with the death of Christopher Marlowe – or so the world is led to believe. But is … Continue reading

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