historical fiction Archive

Book Review: The Twelve Rooms of the Nile

The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer Simon & Schuster, 2012 449 pages (hardcover) Available Amazon Powells IndieBound Gustave Flaubert and Florence Nightingale both toured the Nile in 1850. No evidence suggests that they met during their excursions, but in The Twelve Rooms of the Nile, Enid Shomer imagines that they did.

Review in the Wild: The Testament of Mary

Mary Gordon is probably the first who comes to mind when I think of women writers writing fiction about women self-identifying in relation to their children, mothers, and lovers. See her haunting Pearl, for example, or the three novellas published together as The Rest of Life, which I’m currently reading. So it’s not surprising

Look for It: The Queen’s Lover

Mindy Withrow of The Discarded Image notes the June release of Francine du Plessix Gray's new novel, The Queen's Lover.
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