Historical Fiction

Book Review: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini is an epic multi-generational family saga starting in the 1950s with a variety of settings - from Afghanistan to France, from Greece to the United States.

Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini stretches over decades and talks about the Afghan history in which the soviets invaded and the Taliban took over and time after that.

Book Review: Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

Based on the true but fictionalized story of Pino Lella, Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan is set in Milan, Italy, and its countryside during the final two years of the Second World War.

Book Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys was an excellent book. It's fast-paced, thoroughly-researched, basically it encompasses all the best things about historical fiction.

Book Review: The Final Puzzle by Juhi Ray

The Final Puzzle, an offering from author Juhi Ray, whose writing is at its best when she is exploring this territory. While there's canon lore on Akbar and his one of the nine gems Birbal, and Author Juhi has clearly done her homework, there's a lot of wiggle room there, too, for imaginative storytelling. And that is precisely what we get here.

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

In the Book Thief by Markus Zusak, author uses a rich, multi-layered blend of allegory, metaphor and symbolism to create amidst the dirt and depression of Germany during the late 30s and 40s a stark vision of historical and philosophical thoughtfulness.

Book Review: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Title: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas Author: John Boyne Publisher: David Fickling Books Genre: Historical Fiction First Publication: 2006 Language: English Major Characters: Bruno, Gretel, Shmuel, Lieutenant Kotler, Pavel Bruno's Mother...

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