Africaville, Jeffrey Colvin, - Amistad. Kath Ella grew up in a black community on a rocky bluff in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the early 1900s. It is a tightly-knit community settled by families going back to the 1700s, whose ancestors ranged from American slaves to Jamaican rebels.
Tag Archive: family saga
House of Glass, Hadley Freeman, Simon & Schuster - A writer investigates her family’s secret history, uncovering a story that spans a century, two World Wars, and three generations.
Olive, Again, Elizabeth Strout, - I remember the moment I fell in love with Olive Kitteridge. It was near the end of the book and Olive was lying down looking out a window.
The Gown, Jennifer Robson, HarperCollins - Yet another story on a royal wedding might be be a turnoff, but Jennifer Robson’s novel, “The Gown,” surprises with a captivating story on self-reliant women who sewed and embroidered Princess Elizabeth’s wedding dress. Based on true events in October, 1947 in London...
The Chef's Secret, Crystal King, Touchstone - Crystal King’s historical novel, “The Chef’s Secret,” is a fictional story based on a true character, Bartolomeo Scappi, who served as the Vatican chef during the 16th century Italian Renaissance.
Pachinko, Min Jin Lee, Grand Central Publishing - Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko (2017) was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, a New York Times 10 Best Books of 2017, and a USA Today Top 10 Books of 2017 amongst others.
You Were There Before My Eyes, Maria Riva, Maria Riva’s illuminating historical novel, “You Were There Before My Eyes,” is marketed as an adventure and love story of two Italian immigrants.