LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Historical Novels

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There’s something about settings of the past that just grabs us. We love the escapist notion of absolutely disappearing into a world unfamiliar and uncertain to us. Historical fiction does that and sometimes, when we are so lost in the mines of the mountains, in the exotic tragedies of 16th century Asia, our imaginations are [….]

Celebrating Black History Month: LitStack Review – Freeman by Leonard Pitts Jr.

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Freeman Leonard Pitts Jr. Agate Bolden ISBN-10: 1932841644 — ♦ — With the movie “Django Unchained” sparking so much debate in America about the “real” lives of slaves, I found Leonard Pitts Jr.’s novel Freeman to actually be a perfect companion to the movie, minus the extreme violence that Tarantino is known for.  The main [….]

LitStaff Pick: The Best Books We Read This Year

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We have a love affair with books. That’s an obvious, blanket statement, true, but it bears repeating. We don’t write reviews, conduct giveaways or chat with our favorite writers because we’re bored. We don’t do this simply because we love getting free books. (Though, let’s be honest, that is a high motivator). We do all [….]

To Whisper Her Name by Tamera Alexander

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To Whisper Her Name Tamera Alexander Zondervan 978-0-310-29106-0   Gently, not wanting to crush it, she lifted the eggshell from the box. It was no heavier than a fluff of down. She held it up to the light and turned the eggshell this way and that, appreciating its vivid color. She marveled at the miniscule [….]