Flash Review – Us by David Nicholls

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Us David Nicholls HarperCollins Publishers Release Date:  October 28, 2014 ISBN 978-0-06-236558-3 Douglas Petersen is fifty-four years old, a biochemist by trade who had left the laboratory some years ago to become the head of Research and Development for a large corporation.  He has a beautiful, artistic wife and a seventeen year old son who [….]

LitStack Review: Longbourn by Jo Baker

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Longbourn Jo Baker Alfred A. Knopf Publication Date:  October 8, 2013 ISBN 978-0-385-35123-2 The promotional tagline for Jo Baker’s new historical fiction novel is “Pride and Prejudice is only half the story.”  I would put forward that Pride and Prejudice is merely the polished flooring that this marvelously realized story dances upon. As many Janeites* [….]

LitStack Review: Blood Makes Noise by Gregory Widen

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Blood Makes Noise Gregory Widen Thomas & Mercer First Edition: April 30, 2013 ISBN 978-1-6110-9899-0 Is it truly “historical fiction” if someone takes a gap in history and fills it with a seemingly plausible set of events, using speculation to connect the dots between the points that are known to be true?  Especially if the [….]