Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Adua – Igiaba Scego (Translated from the Italian by Jamie Richards)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “In Somalia I was a young girl who was full of dreams and wanted to see the world. In just a few months they’ve manipulated, abused, used, transformed me. It feels like years, not months, have … Continue reading

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Time Travel for Love and Profit – Jeff Abugov

(Reviewed by Don Jung) If given the opportunity to go back in time to change the decisions you made in life, would you take it? Growing up in foster homes and in an environment where crime is the only way … Continue reading

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The Fire in the Rock – Charles Norman

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) The fire in the rock is written about the time of Moses (Kisil) before he became the prophet. It is set at the time of the plagues on Egypt, the Ten Commandments and when Moses was … Continue reading

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Pearl, MD: The Way West – Marie Bartlett

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) The Way West, the second in the Pearl MD series, begins right where we were left off and is just as captivating. Pearl is a physician in the nineteenth-century. This was when women were not welcome … Continue reading

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Motherland Hotel – Yusuf Atilgan, (Translated from the Turkish by Fred Stark)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “She was in the painting on the wall…It had gotten stiff again and he ran his fingers through the short hairs at the root. “Almost as big as the rest of you.” at tall woman, under … Continue reading

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Pearl, MD – Marie Bartlett

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) This book revolves around the time when a woman is not welcome to have a profession other than being a housemaid and giving birth. Men dominate and make decisions for her. If a woman decides to … Continue reading

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Savaged Lands – Lana Kortchik

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Kiev was still burning and executions at Babi Yar continued, even though the river of condemned people had gradually dwindled to a creek. Not because the Germans relented, no. Because there was hardly anyone left to … Continue reading

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Amerikan Krazy – Henry James Korn

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “The next thing Herb knew he was standing naked in the Johns Hopkins University powerhouse with a combination of Kennedy’s brains and his study date’s menstrual blood smeared all over his body…” This hallucination was among … Continue reading

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America’s First Daughter: A Novel – Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

(Reviewed by Ishita RC) “Patsy, suffering strengthens our constitutions and builds inner fortifications so that we never fall prey to the same agony twice. We must take upon ourselves a smaller evil to defend against the greater evil. We must … Continue reading

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Calling out to all Alfred Hitchcock fans!

(Reviewed by J.D. Jung) From the UnderratedReads archives – What You See in the Dark  by Manuel Muñoz “The woman had to live before she could die…Even if it was the vulgarity of real life—the needs and the mistakes, but also the … Continue reading

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