Items tagged "historical fiction"

Book Ends Book Club

We hope you can join us when we read Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood! It’s 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to […]

Book Ends Book Club

We hope you can join us when we read Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston! Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person — no mean feat for a black woman in the ’30s. Janie’s quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey […]

Book Ends Book Club

We hope you can join us when we read The Alienist by Caleb Carr! The year is 1896. The city is New York. Newspaper reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned by his friend Dr. Laszlo Kreizler—a psychologist, or “alienist”—to view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy abandoned on the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge. From there […]

Good Books Ruin Lives

Baskets of laundry lay wrinkling, longing to be folded or hung. Plants are thirsty. The carpet needs a thorough vacuuming. Family members shushed and neglected. I’m moving next week, and it would be a really great idea to start organizing and packing and planning. I’ve been shirking my responsibilities for the better part of a […]

Historical Stories

As far back as I can remember I have been enthralled by history. There is no particular time period, moment, or event that I tend to focus on but instead tend to move throughout the past with whatever catches my interest at the time. Whenever I meet a person who is not interested in learning […]