Category Archives: Historical Fiction

The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley

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In The First Circle by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

In The First Circle; translated by Harry Willets. Russ Roberts on EconTalk interviewed Kevin McKenna (University of Vermont) about this book. I couldn’t wait to read it. I was warned not to read the 1968 (self-censored) version; yet that’s the … Continue reading

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The Stolen Crown by Susan Higgenbotham

The story of the marriage of Elizabeth Woodville King Edward IV, seen through the eyes of her sister Katherine Woodville, makes for unique telling of the War of the Roses.  I enjoyed this one, especially after reading The White Queen by … Continue reading

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San Miguel by T.C. Boyle

From Goodreads:  “On a tiny, desolate, windswept island off the coast of Southern California, two families, one in the 1880s and one in the 1930s, come to start new lives and pursue dreams of self-reliance and freedom. Their extraordinary stories, full … Continue reading

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For The King’s Favor by Elizabeth Chadwick

Set in the days of Richard the Lionheart of England, For the King’s Favor is the tale of the heir to the earldom of Norfolk, Richard Bigod, and how he came to marry the King’s former mistress, Ida de Tosney. I … Continue reading

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The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

From Goodreads: “The Red Queen tells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal … Continue reading

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Island Beneath The Sea by Isabel Allende

A saga following the fictional story of a slave named Tété, and a French aristocrat named Toulouse Valmorain, Isabel Allende presents an engaging and fascinating account of the island of Saint-Domingue (later known at Haiti). I wasn’t sure I was going to … Continue reading

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