Category Archives: Historical Fiction

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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The Axeman – Ray Celestin

(Reviewed by JD Jung) The following  was submitted to the Times-Picayune on May 6, 1919. “…I am not a human being, but a spirit and a demon from the hottest hell. I am what you Orleanians and your foolish police … Continue reading

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Coming Through Slaughter – Michael Ondaatje

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…and you like a weather bird arcing round in the middle of your life to exact opposites and burning your brains out so that from June 5 1907 till 1931 you were dropped into amber in … Continue reading

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From the Ashes – Sabrina Flynn

(Reviewed by Lee Nelson) Let’s get the elephant out of the room: I’ve known of Flynn from my membership in Letters of Mary, a fan-fiction group devoted to Laurie L. King. I met her at 2014 Bouchercon in Long Beach … Continue reading

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