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Two-Fer: Historical Fiction Set in France

I offer you book pairings personally vetted and guaranteed to complement each other. Our first pairing: historical fiction set in the French royal courts!

Series Announcement: Oni Series “Merry Men” Interprets Robin Hood as Gay Outlaw

Robin Hood is a man of many hats; he’s been a centuries-old folklore legend, the star of a Hanna-Barbera cartoon, and ...

Reading Pathway: Ford Madox Ford

Three books to introduce you to the writing of Ford Madox Ford.

New Kinds of Historical Narratives: An Interview With Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of Wench and Balm, discusses her new release, the process of writing historical fiction narratives, and themes in her novels.

3 On A YA Theme: Aussie YA

There’s something in the water in Australia. Among some of the most prestigious award-winning books in the U.S. are books ...

Staycation Reading: An Annual Tradition

It’s that time of the year again. Your friends take to the Facebooks and are all, “My toes are in ...

The How-To’s of Historical Fiction: An Interview with Nancy Horan

Nancy Horan discusses writing her latest, Under The Wide and Starry Sky.

Black History in YA Fiction: A Time Line

It’s black history month, and rather than offer up a straightforward book list of young adult titles that highlight aspects ...

MRS. POE and the Burden of Historical Fiction

A book came out pretty recently called Mrs. Poe, a historical romance novel of sorts by Lynn Cullen. It’s about ...

Please, Sir, More Cromwell: Anticipating The Third of Hilary Mantel’s Trilogy

The first two books in Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell Trilogy (Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies) are tight, as dealers ...