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Illuminations by Mary Sharratt

I love reading about the Saints and I love historical fiction, but typically putting the two together makes for a disappointing read, in my opinion.  Good historical fiction authors are difficult to find in Catholic bookstores, so I was pleased … Continue reading

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The Winds Of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Picking up where Dune Messiah left off, the Winds of Dune focuses on the Empire post Paul Muad’ib.  The end of Paul’s rule left planets destroyed and his legacy as a Messiah was encouraged by his sister, Alia, the new ruler.  As … Continue reading

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Out There by Sarah Stark

Jefferson Long Soldier has just returned home to New Mexico from his third Iraq tour. Suffering from PTSD, he is convinced that the classic Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude saved his life during his time “out there.” … Continue reading

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Sons And Soldiers by Bruce Henderson

During World War II, the allies had a secret weapon: German-born Jews who volunteered their service in the U.S. military were trained in interrogating prisoners and collecting information.  The 2,000 man team, known as Ritchie Boys, served in European combat and, … Continue reading

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Marking Time by Duncan Steel

The full title of this book is Marking Time:  The Epic Quest to Invent the Perfect Calendar. Have you ever wondered how we arrived our current calendar?  Not just why the months were named, but why we have 12 months, and … Continue reading

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The Whisperers by Orlando Figes

During Stalin’s reign of terror, everyday people were afraid.  They were afraid their past would come back to haunt them, and they were afraid to say what they really thought. When they did speak, they did so in whispers, because … Continue reading

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The Color Of Lightning by Paulette Jiles

In 1863, a freed black man settles with his wife and three children on the plains of North Texas, only to have their dream turn into a nightmare. While Britt Johnson was away getting supplies, a violent Indian attack leaves … Continue reading

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