Posted in 20th Century America Post WWII Reviews

review: While You Were Mine

While You Were Mine by Ann Howard Creel This story opens upon the protagonist, nurse Gwen Mullen, finding herself the…

Posted in 20th Century America Classics Reviews

review: The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath Esther Greenwood is a promising, young college student from Boston who had been given…

Posted in 19th Century 20th Century America

guest post: John Nuckel on a Chance Meeting with Teddy Wilson

One of the most important events in American music happened at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 1938. There was a…

Posted in 20th Century Children's Books Non-Fiction Reviews

review: The Secret Kingdom

The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art by Barb Rosenstock, Illustrated by Claire…

Posted in 20th Century Author Guest Post WWII

guest post & giveaway: The Circumstantial Enemy: The Truth Behind the Fiction

Please welcome author John R. Bell today with a guest post about his WWII novel, The Circumstantial Enemy, and one…

Posted in 20th Century Reviews

review: The Woman on the Orient Express

The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford Favorite Quote: “For the train, like life, must go on…

Posted in 20th Century Reviews

review: The Saturday Evening Girls Club

The Saturday Evening Girls Club by Jane Healey Four friends–Caprice, Maria, Ada, and Thea–from Boston’s poverty-stricken North End have been…

Posted in 19th Century 20th Century

History + Vampires

Browsing the sadly lacking audiobook selection at my local library (this particular library seems to have something against audiobooks that…

Posted in 19th Century 20th Century

And Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer

Here’s an odd duck I came across yesterday. The strange title coupled with the enormous girth of this book caught…

Posted in 19th Century 20th Century Gilded Age Non-Fiction

Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age, Mistress of American Manners

This one is non-fiction, but caught my eye today. Looks like an interesting biography…her life would make an intriguing novel!…

Posted in 20th Century WWII

Wishlist: All the Light We Cannot See

As I’m browsing Pinterest I came across this one in a “Top Reads Set in France” post and decided to…

Posted in 20th Century New Books Russian Revolution

New from Janet Fitch: The Revolution of Marina M.

I managed to snag an early copy of this 800+ page tome from the author of White Oleander! The Revolution…