Jul 04, 2015
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Historical Fiction

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In the House of Leviathan

By B.D.Bruns

Rating:  star star star star star 

Nestled along the Italian coastline, the seas rage outside Amalfi, threatening the fishermen that sustain the city, while a terrifying spirit haunts the Apuzzo family at their paper mill.

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Abracadabra Tut

By Page McBrier

Rating:  star star star star star 

Fletcher Perry, a somewhat nerdy middle school student and amateur magician is the unexpected recipient of an Egyptian coffin that was sold at an auction.

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The Last Hanging in Scots Bend

By Jack Hammond Jr.

Rating:  star star star star star 

In the aftermath of the Civil War, a simmering rivalry between two families boils over as Stash Harris avenges his mother and father’s murder. The sentence is death by hanging.

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Isthmus

By Gerard LaSalle

Rating:  star star star star star 

As war gathers in the United States in 1860, a train is hijacked in Panama, bringing disparate personalities together as hijackers, hostages, lawmen, and innocent bystanders are all drawn into a violent, life-or-death drama.

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The Secret Ballot

By Matthew Wilson

Rating:  star star star star star 

A stirring alternate history that asks what would have happened if the 2008 American presidential election had used computerized voting. In an alternative 2008, it is two weeks until the election and the debut of a new, fully computerized federal election system.

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Anna’s Bear: 5 Days of Moral Conflict and Pursuit

By O.W. Shumaker

Rating:  star star star star star 

Three followers of the Third Reich learn that their Nazi beliefs don’t fit well into reality when they are forced to face the horrible truth of Nazism as it relates to the health and survival of a sick child. They decide on their own to do something drastic in order to save her.

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Widow Walk

By Gerard LaSalle

Rating:  star star star star star 

LaSalle weaves together several narratives about cultural and territorial tensions in this novel of the Old Pacific Northwest.

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Ere àwòrán

By Michael Jay Nusbaum

Rating:  star star star star star 

A well-researched tale of an African slave and two abolitionists during the American Civil War. Ere àwòrán means “little statue,” referring to the carved figurine that Osumaka, gives to his young son Bwana as a reminder that his father is always with him even when off on a hunt.

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The Confessions of Becky Sharp

By David James

Rating:  star star star star star 

In THE CONFESSIONS OF BECKY SHARP, the protagonist of Thackeray’s “Vanity Fair” recounts her life story.

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Letters from Melite

By Michael J. Sant

Rating:  star star star star star 

LETTERS FROM MELITE is a deep dive into medieval history.

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Before The Court Of Heaven

By Jack Mayer

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young German nationalist, a collaborator in the assassination of Walter Rathenau, finds healing and redemption in rescuing refugees from the Nazis he once supported.

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Gettysburg 1913

By Alan Simon

Rating:  star star star star star 

GETTYSBURG 1913 takes place 50 years after the battle, at the Great Reunion of both Union and Confederate veterans, many in their 80s, who came together one last time to commemorate the battle.