Adult Display: Historical Fiction
Adult Display: Historical Fiction
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Marked for greatness after being struck by lightning in infancy, Mary Anning discovers a fossilized skeleton near her 19th-century home that triggers attacks on her character and upheavals throughout the religious, scientific and academic communities. By the best-selling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring
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Another book worth reading by Tracy Chevalier: Remarkable Creatures. Any fan of Jane Austen should check this out, all the charm without the focus being on the love story.
June 2013 selected title | Remarkable Creatures by Tracey Chevalier - I loved this story and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.
to read "Remarkable Creatures", by Tracy Chevalier. So not really Victorian, but definitely 19th century. A fascinating glimpse at the hobby--and passion--of fossil hunting, and how it dictated and defined the lives of two women who refused to fit the mold.
Loved this book! Historical Fiction, England, 1800s. Oh ya also girl with the pearl earring
Remarkable Creatures: Tracy Chevalier - Absolutely marvelous author!
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier One of my FAVORITE books!
I have wanted to read this. Need to suggest it to my book club.
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. Recommended by Sally.
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The Booker shortlisted novel that “restored the historical novel to its rightful place of honor”
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RESTORATION by Rose Tremain (April 2013)...The Booker shortlisted novel that “restored the historical novel to its rightful place of honor” (New York Times).
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Restoration by Rose Tremain
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Hannah Corcoran and her family battle their way through the tumultuous events of the first half of the twentieth century. Whether it's a butcher who thumbs his scales, a foreman who exploits female shipyard workers while their husbands and brothers fight the Great War, an agent provocateur who escalates the food riots of 1932, or a sergeant who drafts under-age boys during WW II--Hannah's left hook strikes to defend the rights of the unemployed and the oppressed." --Publisher.
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Working as an indentured servant alongside slaves on a tobacco plantation, Lavinia, a 7-year-old Irish orphan with no memory of her past, finds her light skin and situation placing her between two very different worlds that test her loyalties.
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The Kitchen House: A Novel Book by Kathleen Grissom | Trade Paperback | chapters.indigo.ca. This was an entertaining page turner, which I will share with my own book club. Family and loyalties cross color lines and provide challenges I can't imagine. A good read.
The Kitchen House: A Novel by Kathleen Grissom, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0034DGPEU/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_GEW5sb0TVPEEW
THE KITCHEN HOUSE by Kathleen Grissom - A tragic debut novel that brings to life a thriving Virginia plantation in the decades before the Civil War.
The Kitchen House: A Novel by Kathleen Grissom, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0034DGPEU/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_4bHkub0498Q18 Lavinia, a young Irish girl, is sold into slavery after her parents die on the passage to America. It is a well written page turner, but I was frustrated by Lavinia's inability to change the trajectory of her life.
The Hobe Sound Public Library Book Club will meet Tuesday, May 5th at 1pm to discuss The Kitchen House. In this gripping New York Times bestseller, Kathleen Grissom brings to life a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War, where a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate. Grissom's debut novel unfolds in a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of class, race, dignity, deep-buried secrets, and familial bonds.
The Kitchen House- Kathleen Grissom, --- #2 On the reading list.
The Kitchen House: A Novel by Kathleen Grissom, good read
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Possessing uncanny powers of observation that elevate her influence in turbulent seventh-century Britain, Hild, the king's youngest niece, is established as a seer and compelled to advise the king correctly at the risk of her loved ones.
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A historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: Hild Hild is born into a world in transition. In seventh-century Britain, small kingdoms are merging, usually violently. A new religion is coming ashore; the old gods' priests are.
Hild: A Novel by Nicola Griffith, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0374280878/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_B1oHsb0608BED
Hild by Nicola Griffith. A brilliant, lush, sweeping historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: Hild -- This looks fantastic! I'm going to have to request it. :)
“Hild” by Nicola Griffith The beauty of this medieval historical novel, is that it is a story about a woman who becomes a powerful and inspirational figure during the Middle Ages. Hild is a beautifully written novel, a moving story of people interacting and living through this tumultuous time and what they did to make a difference.
A brilliant, lush, sweeping historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: Hild.
A brilliant, lush, sweeping historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: Hild In seventh-century Britain, small kingdoms are merging, frequently and violently. A new religion is coming ashore; the old gods are struggling, their priests worrying.
Hild. Click on the book cover to request this title at the Bill or Gales Ferry Libraries. 1/14
Hild: A Novel by Nicola Griffith -- A brilliant, lush, sweeping historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: Saint Hilda of Whitby. Hild is a young woman at the heart of the violence, subtlety, and mysticism of the early Middle Ages--all of it brilliantly and accurately evoked by Nicola Griffith's luminous prose. Working from what little historical record is extant, Griffith has brought a beautiful, brutal world to vivid, absorbing life.
Adding "Hild" to my reading list.
Young Anna Frith, a vicar's maid, is faced with the loss of her family, the disintegration of her local community, and a passionate, illicit love as she and her village confront the horrors of the plague, in a historical novel based on real-life events in seventeenth-century England.
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Winter 2012 Reading List | Washington Week. Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague. Definitely worth reading.
Year of wonders : a novel of the plague by Geraldine Brooks. Anna Frith, a housemaid in a small mountain village in England becomes an unlikely hero as her neighbors try to survive the terrible plague of 1666.
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague: Geraldine Brooks: 9780142001431: Amazon.com: Books (additional reading)
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks “A vividly imagined and strangely consoling tale of hope in a time of despair.” —O
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague: Geraldine Brooks: A story that reminds us of our ability to survive through the worst...
4. Anna Frith in Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks: Like The Scarlet Letter, this novel tells the tale of a woman on the margins of society, yet whom society cannot deny. Young Anna must dodge both the plague and the conventions of 17th century English village life. Brooks considers the matters that still vex women today -- from gossip to social status to love -- while being true to the setting and time.
Year of Wonder: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks. March 2014's Book Club Pick.
One of my favorite books ever, an absolute masterpiece. #geraldinebrooks #yearofwonders
The first novel in The Century Trilogy, FALL OF GIANTS follows the fates of five interrelated families as they move through history. FALL OF GIANTS is his new historical epic that brings us into a world we thought we knew, but now will never seem the same again.
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Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett - Set in twelfth-century England, this epic of kings and peasants juxtaposes the building of a magnificent church with the violence and treachery that often characterized the Middle Ages.
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This is my second time reading this book and it is still one of my favorite historical fiction novels! | Click the link to place this book on hold at the Lester Public Library.
My favorite banned book! The Pillars of the Earth. Ken Follett
The Pillars of the Earth. Ken Follett
The Pillars of the Earth
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck - This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.
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East Of Eden by John Steinbeck. My mom's favorite book, she had to work at me for years to get me to read it. I read it for the first time in college and it has been one of my favorites ever since. Now, I just need to see the movie!
East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families-the Trasks and the Hamiltons-whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.
East of Eden by John Steinbeck. This is a great book. I've read it at least 2 times. Reading it just makes you feel different. It's absolutely wonderful.
“There is more beauty in truth, even if it is a dreadful beauty. The storytellers at the city gate twist life so that it looks sweet to the lazy and the stupid and the weak, and this only strengthens their infirmities and teaches nothing, cures nothing, nor does it let the heart soar.” ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden
(Timshel) "And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected.” ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden
“We have only one story. All novels, all poetry, are built on the never-ending contest in ourselves of good and evil. And it occurs to me that evil must constantly respawn, while good, while virtue, is immortal. Vice has always a new fresh young face, while virtue is venerable as nothing else in the world is.” - John Steinbeck, East of Eden
East of Eden is a novel by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, published in September 1952. Often described as Steinbeck's most ambitious novel, East of Eden brings to life the intricate details of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, and their interwoven stories. The novel was originally addressed to Steinbeck's young sons, Thom and John (then 6½ and 4½ respectively). Steinbeck wanted to describe the Salinas Valley for them in detail: the sights, sounds, smells, and colors.(via wikipedia0
East of Eden; another one worth reading again
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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides - Calliope's friendship with a classmate and her sense of identity are compromised by the adolescent discovery that she is a hermaphrodite, a situation with roots in her grandparents' desperate struggle for survival in the 1920s.
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"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver’s license...records my first name simply as Cal."So begins the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides and three generations of the Greek-American...more on boikeno.com
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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - The "memoirs" of one of Japan's most celebrated geishas describes how, as a little girl in 1929, she is sold into slavery; her efforts to learn the arts of the geisha; the impact of World War II; and her struggle to reinvent herself to win the man she loves.
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Memoirs of a Geisha; just finished reading last night. So good. I had seen the movie many times and it is great, but the book is absolutely worth reading.
“Adversity is like a strong wind. I don't mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.” -- Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha.
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden ~ one I read...opened in the middle and didn't put down. When I got to the end, I went to the beginning and read until I got to the middle. Not the best way to read a book! But it grabbed my attention!
Arthur Golden: Memoirs of a Geisha. "Adversity is like a strong wind. I don't mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be."
Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden - One of my all-time favorites! Why hasn't he written more?!
This is one of my absolute favorite books. "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden
Amazing. Loved the movie and the book. Read the book first.
One of my favorite movies!
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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon urtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for James Fraser, a young soldier.
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Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon. Time travel, intrigue, and sexy Scots — plus a book big enough to keep you constantly enthralled on a flight to just about anywhere.
By Diana Gabaldon: Outlander by -Delacorte Press- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0089E0UKE/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_olLFub0TS80BM
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Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier A poor seventeenth-century servant girl knows her place in the household of the painter Johannes Vermeer, but when he begins to paint her, nasty whispers and rumors circulate throughout the town
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Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier, 1999. Borrow it today: https://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b2806243~S14 Try the movie: https://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b3543650~S14
Girl with a pearl earring Author:Tracy Chevalier Publisher:New York : Dutton, ©1999. Edition/Format: Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats Summary:A maid becomes a model for the 17th century Dutch painter, Vermeer. The woman, an artisan's daughter with a strong power of observation, describes his manner of work, his household and life of the day, including the rigid class system and religious bigotry. A debut in fiction.
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Girl with a pearl earring
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Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier presents a sweeping and romantic tale set against the historical backdrop of William Blake's London.