Category: Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction

The Last Days of Night – Graham Moore

The Last Days of Night - Graham Moore   The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore is in the words of Gillian Flynn.... "Mesmerizing, clever, and absolutely crackling, The Last Days of Night is a triumph of imagination.  Graham Moore has chosen the Gilded Age of New York as his playground, with outstanding characters - Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse - as hi players. The result is a beautifully researched , endlessly entertaining novel that will leave you buzzing." I confess that I have never read much about Thomas Edison. That's probably not a good thing for a fellow New Jerseyian...

Books, Historical Fiction, History, Mystery Series, Reading Challenges Books, Thrillers

Five Books for the End of February…..

  And the Beginning of March...... Since there are only six days left in February, I will probably not finish any more books. That means I will end the month having read five books.And I will have read thirteen books in 2017. But maybe just maybe one I will be able to finish one of the following five books. Even if I don't finish any of the books I will a good start on March;s reads! Five Proposed Reads for the End of February and March Books I am Currently Reading.... I have already started two of the five books...

Historical Fiction, History, Mysteries, Thrillers

Five Books for the End of February…..

  And the Beginning of March...... Since there are only six days left in February, I will probably not finish any more books. That means I will end the month having read five books.And I will have read thirteen books in 2017. But maybe just maybe one I will be able to finish one of the following five books. Even if I don't finish any of the books I will a good start on March;s reads! Five Proposed Reads for the End of February and March Books I am Currently Reading.... I have already started two of the five books...

2016 Reads, Historical Fiction

Jack 1939 – Francine Mathews

Jack 1939 - Francine Mathews's story of JFK in Europe in 1939   The inspiration for the historical novel Jack 1939 came to author Francine Mathew after seeing a photograph of John Kennedy on a street in Germany in 1937. She writes this about the picture..he was.... ....wearing clothes he'd probably slept in for a week, tousled hair, head thrown back , mouth opened in a grin. He was  juggling fruit for the camera. He looked like a wild and free street busker without a care in the world; he was also rail thin, the bones in his face painfully...

2015 Reads, Historical Fiction

Whistling Past the Graveyard and Amazing Grace……

Separated by 30 years but has that much changed..... Yesterday, i finished Whistling Past the Graveyard, the 48th book that I have read this year! Three more to go to reach my goal of 51! I finished the 47th book Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation by Jonathan Kozol a few days prior and as I thought about the books, I began to see similarities between the books. The big dissimilarity is that Whistling Past the Graveyard is a novel and Amazing Grace is nonfiction. The other is that Whistling Past the Graveyard is...

2015 Reads, Historical Fiction

Snow Falling on Cedars – David Guterson

Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson - Pen/Faulkner Award Winner Snow Falling on Cedars is kinda' the type of books I read, but well not quite. While the basic storyline is the murder trial of Kabuo Miyamoto there's a lot more that to it that sets this Pen/Faulkner Award winning novel apart from a typical book in the mystery genre. The novel provides not only a great trial mystery that keeps you guessing until the end of the book, but it provides a glimpse into the lives of Japanese-Americans during World War II and beyond. The setting Snow Falling in...