Chelsea Girls, Fiona Davis, Random House - The historical novel, “Chelsea Girls,” verifies the old adage that history repeats itself. Fiona Davis’ drama unfolds during McCarthyism when entertainers living in the New York Chelsea Hotel were without evidence targeted for subversive practice and blacklisted as “communists” and “socialists.”
Tag Archive: historical fiction
The Lost History of Dreams, Kris Waldherr, Atria Books - All love stories are ghost stories in disguise.
Blackberry and Wild Rose, Sonia Velton, Blackstone Publishing - Blackberry and Wild Rose is a stunning, intricate debut about two very different women, the wife of a Huguenot master silk weaver, Esther Thorel, and a young woman, Sara Kemp, who has been working as a prostitute since she arrived in London.
Barnes & Noble Picks Winners of 28th Annual Discover Awards - Paul Howarth and Kiese Laymon are the 2018 Discover Great New Writers Award Winners
The Daughter's Tale, Armando Lucas Correa, Atria Books - Armando Lucas Correa’s powerful and sorrowful novel, “The Daughter’s Tale,” returns us to the rise of Nazism in Germany, told through the eyes of young Jewish girl. It’s based on a true account of a woman who was 14 years old when her parents were dispatched to a death camp.
The Poison Bed, Elizabeth Fremantle, Pegasus Crime - In the Court of King James I of England, few have risen as swiftly or so high as Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset.
The Girl They Left Behind, Roxanne Veletzos, Atria Books - For Roxanne Veletzos, THE GIRL THEY LEFT BEHIND is an intensely personal story. Her debut novel is a sweeping saga of family and love. The tale takes place in 1941 in war-torn Bucharest and depicts life behind the Iron Curtain during the Soviet Union occupation.
The Silent Companions, Laura Purcell, Random House - In 1865, Elsie Bainbridge’s new marriage comes to an end with the sudden death of her husband Rupert. She is pregnant with his child.
Winter Sisters, Robin Oliveira, Random House - Robin Oliveira’s haunting thriller, “Winter Sisters,” loosely based on a 19th-century historic snowstorm that buried Albany, New York, also shines light on early 20th-Century age-of-consent and sexual-assault laws.