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Historical Fiction

  • Personal, Reviews

    Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

    Hannah Kent’s novel is stunning, almost unfairly so given it’s her debut novel. ‘Burial Rites’ is the sophisticated, yet simple telling of Agnes Magnúsdóttir’s story. She was the last woman executed in…

  • Reviews

    The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

    I’d like to think I have varied interests. Think being the keyword in that sentence. Because at the end of the day I sometimes realize exactly how connected my little literary world…

  • Reviews

    The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh

    We are all possessors of secrets. They may vary in nature and value, but we keep them all the same. A secret shared between two people, despite their best intentions, rarely stays…

  • Reviews

    Hell at the Breech by Tom Franklin

    There is a particularly vein of literature that I find both unsettling and fascinating. Donald Ray Pollock, Daniel Woodrell, Frank Bill, Bonnie Jo Campbell, and Cormac McCarthy are modern writers who successfully…