Tag Archives: New York City

Mistaken Identity

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict is a recently published historical fiction novel. It is a story about a young woman named Clara Kelly who immigrated from Ireland in the 1800’s and arrives in the U.S. during the Civil War. When … Continue reading

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Enduring Melody

The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow is historical fiction with a twist. As indicated in the title, this novel takes place in Czechoslovakia during and after World War Two. Meta is a young female musicologist whose dreams of becoming a … Continue reading

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God Bless the Child

An Invisible Thread: The true story of an 11-year-old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and an unlikely meeting with destiny by Laura Schroff is a “get your tissues ready” memoir about a soul connection which occurred between an eleven-year-old at risk … Continue reading

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Keep Digging

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca is a well researched book about a real life female detective named Mrs. Grace Humiston and her incredible story. Solving baffling cases and championing the rights of the underserved earned Grace her well-deserved nickname. … Continue reading

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Three’s a Crowd

China Dolls by Lisa See is a historical fiction novel.The story begins in San Francisco just prior to World War Two where three young Asian-American women are attempting to pursue their dreams of careers in the entertainment business. The girls … Continue reading

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Desire

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser was published in 1900 and is another Top 150 novel. The title of the book led me to believe this would be a story about a nun. I couldn’t have been further from the truth! … Continue reading

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What Can’t Be Seen

What I didn’t realize until the end of Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow, was that it is historical fiction based on the lives of the reclusive Collyer brothers who resided in New York City during the last century. Homer … Continue reading

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