1900s, books, WWII

Without A Country is Without Energy

Without a Country, by Ayse Kulin, is the story of a Jewish couple who escape Germany in 1933 and move to Turkey, along with the story of their resultant family. I’m not sure if it was the translation(from the Turkish) or the book itself, but it leaves a lot to…

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1800s

The Glovemaker: A Story of Mormonism in 19th-Century Utah

The Glovemaker, by Ann Weisgarber, isn’t about gloves at all. It’s the story of a Mormon woman, left alone in the Utah wilderness by her husband, who is traveling to the south while repairing wagon wheels. The woman, Deborah, is put in jeopardy when a man she doesn’t know shows…

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books, Tudor Time

My Husband is an unusual historical novel

My Husband, by Anne Elliott, has a different format from most historical novels. Rather than being full of action and dialog, the entire book is the reflection of a woman praying at a church where her late husband is buried, standing up. At first, this put me off and I…

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