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September, September by Shelby Foote

If you’re like me, you remember Shelby Foote as the bearded historian who enhanced Ken Burns The Civil War with his knowledgeable commentary and Southern charm.  When I discovered he was a published author, I was interested to read one of … Continue reading

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Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northrup

Originally published in 1853, Twelve Years a Slave is Solomon’s Northrup’s personal account of how he was kidnapped and sold into slavery.  Born a free man in Saratoga, New York, Northrup’s narrative is meant to be a factual, unemotional account, but … Continue reading

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The Memory Weaver by Jane Kirkpatrick

Set in the Oregon Territory, Jane Kirkpatrick tells the true story of Eliza Spalding Warren, a women who was witness to the 1847 massacre and held hostage by the Cayuse Indians. A work of historical fiction, the author begins the … 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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Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano

All I can say after reading this book is “Wow!”  With Elizabeth Street, Laurie Fabiano creates a work of historical fiction out of the true story of her Italian immigrant great grandmother, Giovanna, who settled in New York City’s lower … Continue reading

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