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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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I have wanted to read this. Need to suggest it to my book club.
Another book worth reading but Tracy Chevalier: Remarkable Creatures. Any fan of Jane Austen should check this out, all the charm without the focus being on the love story.(ill have to check it out)
June 2013 selected title | Remarkable Creatures by Tracey Chevalier - I loved this story and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.
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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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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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Hannah's Left Hook
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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southern historical fiction - THE KITCHEN HOUSE by Kathleen Grissom
I have recently started reading The Kitchen House by fellow Canadian, Kathleen Grissom; it is our book club selection for the month of June
The Kitchen House- Kathleen Grissom, --- #2 On the reading list.
Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family. In time, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house. She attempts to straddle the worlds of the kitchen and big house.
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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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Hild: A Novel: Nicola Griffith A brilliant, lush, sweeping historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: Hild
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Hild (Keri may approve for Book Club)
Hild by Nicola Griffith. Historical fiction set in the 7th century. "it demonstrates very deftly how integral women were to society at a time when everyone had to work constantly to assure survival from year to year."~Amal El-Mohtar book review npr.com
New book review from my blog, Summer Reading Project: Hild, by Nicola Griffith
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 Wonder: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks. March 2014's Book Club Pick.
Year of Wonders A Novel of the Plague Geraldine Brooks - great book, especially since it is based on a true story.
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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My favorite banned book! The Pillars of the Earth. Ken Follett
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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, a must read!!
Next on my reading list: East of Eden
East of Eden by John Steinbeck. An American take on Cain and Abel, but so much more than that! Beautiful prose will completely immerse you into the story.
East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Read this in high school and it's a story you'll never forget.
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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
20 Books That Changed The Way We Felt About Ourselves As LGBT People
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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 by Arthur Golden. Because it was a wonderful movie and I have a thing with Japan these days.. It is a great book! Something is happening all the time and you learn a great deal about Japan's culture and how it was to be a Geisha. A story taking place in a completely different world from my own!
This is one of my absolute favorite books. "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden
Good movie, great book!
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.
Read this a few years ago. Good read.
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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, amazing book. It's what I am reading now.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
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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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A servant for painter Johannes Vermeer, her life changes drastically when the artist begins to paint her.
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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.