Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Affections: A Novel – Rodrigo Hasbún , Translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Affections is an intriguing work of historical fiction based on true events following the once- close Ertl family. Hans, the patriarch, was a Nazi propaganda cinematographer, and the family fled Munich and arrived in La Paz, … Continue reading

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Plato Wyngard and the Valley of the Immortals – Marc and James Lindsay

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Plato Wyngard and the Valley of the Immortals is a thriller fiction story, written about Plato Wyngard. He is in search of answers to his father’s death; instead, he becomes stuck in the Vietnam War trying … Continue reading

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Death of a Busybody (British Library Crime Classics) – George Bellairs

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Fifty year old Miss Ethel Tither has made a lot of enemies in her years in the English village of Hilary Magna. She is a major financial donor to the Home Gospel Alliance for Bringing Sinners … Continue reading

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Harkworth Hall – L.S. Johnson

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Harkworth Hall is a late Georgian historical adventure novel that has hints of goth, romance, and thrill embedded into its story. The tale focuses on the lead heroine, Caroline who is very smart, adventurous, and likable. … Continue reading

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Sex and Rage: A Novel – Eve Babitz

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Years and years and years were pocked with holes of things Jacaranda simple didn’t remember, with people Jacaranda didn’t remember meeting, conversations she didn’t remember having, promises and parties and great ideas and projects Jacaranda didn’t … Continue reading

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The Hideout – Egon Hostovsky (Translated from the Czech by Fern Long)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “I keep having the feeling that a good half of the human race got drunk in a kind of gigantic space where the air is all breathed out. The born fighters and brawlers started to fight … Continue reading

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The End – Fernanda Torres (Translated from the Portuguese by Alison Entrekin)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “There’s something a bit queer in every male friendship. Fucking the same women is a roundabout way of fucking each other. And in the same physical space, it’s a fine line. But there’s no way—not joking, … Continue reading

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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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