Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Mornings In Jenin by Susan Abulhawa

From Goodreads:  “Forcibly removed from the ancient village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948, the Abulhejas are moved into the Jenin refugee camp. There, exiled from his beloved olive groves, the family patriarch languishes of … Continue reading

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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

When the movie came out, I was a huge fan, although I head never read anything by Amy Tan.  The stories about Chinese mothers and their daughters were so compelling and rich, I found myself watching the film multiple times … Continue reading

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The Midwife Of Hope River by Patricia Harman

From Goodreads: “As a midwife working in the hardscrabble conditions of Appalachia during the Depression, Patience Murphy’s only solace is her gift: the chance to escort mothers through the challenges of childbirth. Just beginning, she takes on the jobs no one … Continue reading

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The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

From Goodreads: “In the remote winter landscape a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of a young Iroquois girl violently re-ignites a deep rift between two tribes. The girl’s captor, Bird, is one of the Huron Nation’s great warriors and statesmen. … Continue reading

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The North Water by Ian McGuire

Set on a whaling ship headed for the arctic circle, The North Water is a gripping, gritty thriller I found hard to put down.  Patrick Sumner, the ex-army surgeon discovers a young cabin boy brutally raped and obviously beaten, and is … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran

Seven years after the Aminpour sisters flee Iran, they choose to settle in a cozy village in Ireland – Ballinacroagh.  Marjan, with the help of her younger sisters, sets up a cafe featuring Iranian cooking, hoping her culinary talents will be … Continue reading

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The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

The White Queen is Philippa Gregory’s account of the life of Elizabeth Woodville, the British Queen married to King Edward IV.  Numerous objections to their marriage (as well as the Lancaster claim to the English throne), made Edward’s reign tenuous.  … Continue reading

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