Tag: historical fiction

The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo

Available now from Harper Audio. From the Publisher: “Meet the Keller family, five generations of firstborn women—an unbroken line of daughters—living together in the same house on a secluded olive grove in the Sacramento Valley of Northern California. Anna, the family matriarch, is 112 and determined to become the oldest person in the world. An . . .

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Review of THE ABSOLUTIST by John Boyne

From Other Press, New York: “The Absolutist is a novel that examines the events of the Great War from the perspective of two young privates, both struggling with the complexity of their emotions and the confusion of their friendship.” I received a copy of this book as part of my participation in Book Club hosted . . .

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Review: ACCIDENTS OF PROVIDENCE by Stacia M. Brown

I read this book at the suggestion of Jennifer from LiterateHousewife.com, who set up a readalong so she’d have people to talk about it with.  So glad I joined in.  I agree, it warrants discussion.  Without the readalong, I might never have gotten around to reading it. This is a debut novel from Stacia Brown, but . . .

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This is the first of occasional reviews that I’ll be posting here at Home Cooked Books.  I’ll only be reviewing books that I’m NOT narrating or directing for audio.  I’ve really enjoyed getting to know so many book bloggers over the past year, and thanks to them, I’m inspired to add my two cents to . . .

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