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White Wolf and the Ash Princess

White Wolf and the Ash Princess Tammy Lash I came to this book through an online book club. These days I have trouble reading a book in more than half hour bits, but this book grabbed me and pulled me … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Secrets

Brooklyn Secrets Triss Stein I have a particular fondness for mysteries which mix history into their story, especially when it is done seamlessly and made an integral part of the plot. History in this series is a given since the … Continue reading

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Allouette’s Dream

Allouette’s Dream ¬† Andrew Jonathan Fine Allouette’s Dream picks up some years after the events of Allouette’s Song. While Song was a good story it struggled with being very wordy and overly detailed dialogue. If you are interested in seeing … Continue reading

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The Burying Ground

The Burying Ground Jane Kellough¬† Dundurn Press Luke lewis is a physician in the small village of Yorkville in 1851. Someone is digging up bodies in the Stranger’s Burying Ground, but not taking the bodies. His father, Thaddeus is a … Continue reading

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Celtic Blood

Celtic Blood James John Loftus Celtic Blood is an independent novel by James John Loftus. It tells the story of Morgund MacAedh in thirteenth century Scotland. The book begins with Seward, a viking, being washed ashore and the only one … Continue reading

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The Smoke

The Smoke Lars. D.H. Hedbor Brief Candle Press The Smoke is a book that achieves the almost impossible. It talks about the early interaction between the colonial settlers and the people of the Six Nations Confederacy without reverting to stereotypes. … Continue reading

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The Inconvenient Indian

The Inconvenient Indian Thomas King University of Minnesota Press Thomas King takes us through a different history of North America in his book The Inconvenient Indian though he refers to it as an account because it isn’t a rigorous academic … Continue reading

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The Liar’s Gospel

The Liars’ Gospel Naomi Alderman Little, Brown and Company The Liar’s Gospel is one of those books that challenge and provoke. Naomi Alderman gives an alternate telling of the time of Jesus, Yehoshuah in the Hebrew. Yehoshuah is Miryam’s eldest … Continue reading

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