Category Archives: history

TLC Book Tour – Liar,Temptress,Soldier Spy

I was born and raised in Canada, so the Civil War was not something I formally learned about in school.  Because I have always been a curious sort, though, I picked up information about the war here and there so … Continue reading

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The Ghost Bride – TLC Book Tour

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo is an interesting novel set in a world few in the West are familiar with.  Set in 1893 in the Malaysian port city of Malacca, it is a story about Chinese traditions both in … Continue reading

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Last Train to Paris

Reading books like Last Train to Paris by Michele Zackheim confirm my theory that I may have been born in the wrong decade. This novel combines two of my favorite subjects, Paris (loosely, though part of the novel is also … Continue reading

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The Shades of Gray Book You Should be Reading

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys Published:  2011 by Speak (an Imprint of Penguin Group USA) Source:  Purchased   It is so unfortunate that this book has been overshadowed by that other book with Shades of Gray in the title.  … Continue reading

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The Sandcastle Girls

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian Published:  2012 by Doubleday Source:  Borrowed from the Library Chris Bohjalian’s newest novel sheds light on a moment in history that has been virtually ignored — the Armenian genocide in 1915.  Referred to in … Continue reading

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The House I Loved

The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay Published:  2012 by St. Martin’s Press Source:  Purchased at an independent bookstore   Sarah’s Key is one of my favorite books of all time and as a result Tatiana de Rosnay has … Continue reading

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The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns:  The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson Published:  2010 by Random House Source:  Received as a gift   I cannot give this book a proper review.  Reading it made me mad, it … Continue reading

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