Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

Facing War Trauma in Edinburgh

For one the challenges in a Goodreads book group, I finally got started on the Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker. The books in the series are on the 1001 list, have received awards and huge critical acclaim, but I was … Continue reading

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In Early 19th Century Haiti

I’m in Haiti with a short selection from the 1001 Books list. I’ve read it in a day and enjoyed its light clear prose. Here’s my review: The Kingdom of This World by Alejo Carpentier My rating: 4 of 5 … Continue reading

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Murder in Rural Canada, Circa 1843

Recently I have read a string of books with protagonists who are murderers or at least thieves. In this book, the guilt or innocence of the protagonist is at least in doubt. While my last several protagonists were self-professed criminals, … Continue reading

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From Canada, Fugitive Pieces From the Legacy of the Holocaust

I have read a lot of Holocaust books in the course of my journey through the 1001 Books list. Each book has moved me, has added to my understanding of the time and place, of the experience of those whose … Continue reading

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