Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Book Review Blitz- August

My mission this weekend is to get back on track, to get caught up on my book reviews and make a small dent in my accounts of author events.   These reviews are from the end of August when I … Continue reading

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Summer Blitz # 2 (59 & 60)

In an effort to get caught up on my book reviews, here is a snapshot of a couple more books that have been part of my summer reading. 59. The English Patient (Michael Ondaajte) Many of us have read or … Continue reading

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Summer Blitz (books 50 to 58)

With apologies to my book followers, this summer has been filled with beautiful, sunny days and I have been a bit slow with my book reviews!  In order to catch up, I am doing a summer blitz, grouping together some … Continue reading

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45. Warlight (Michael Ondaatje)

Warlight describes the time following World War II through the eyes of Nathaniel, a man trying to figure out his life and reflecting back on his time as a fourteen year old boy.  He and his younger sister, Rachel, had … Continue reading

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44. Love and Ruin (Paula McLain)

For lovers of historical fiction, Love and Ruin is a terrific book that not only keeps you turning pages but necessitates google searches to learn more about Martha Gellhorn, her writing and her tempestuous relationship with Ernest Hemingway.  If you … Continue reading

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Joanna Goodman: The Home for Unwanted Girls Launch

It was terrific to be invited to Joanna Goodman’s launch of The Home for Unwanted Girls on Thursday.  Although it is a challenge to travel to Toronto during the week, Ben McNally Books provided a great setting for the author … Continue reading

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Jennifer Robson: Grimsby Author Series

At the risk of sounding like a stalker, the final night at the Grimsby Author Series was my third time at a Jennifer Robson event.  At each event, I have learned something new about her books and her writing process. … Continue reading

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Claire Cameron: Grimsby Author Series

The Last Neanderthal was not only an entertaining story but encourages a reader to reconsider the experiences of living 40,000 years ago.  It helps to reconsider history and understand new discoveries following the sequencing of neanderthal DNA in 2010.  Readers … Continue reading

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Jennifer Robson: Bell City Author Series

In January, the Brantford Public Library began the Bell City Author Series with a fabulous evening with Jennifer Robson.  After previously meeting her in Burlington (May 2017) and learning about Goodnight from London, I was thrilled that she spent most of … Continue reading

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5. Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Madeleine Thien)

“I assumed that when the story finished, life would continue and I would go back to being myself.  But it wasn’t true.  The stories got longer and longer, and I got smaller and smaller”. Do Not Say We Have Nothing … Continue reading

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