Dr. Donna L. Clovis has an earned doctorate from Teacher's College, Columbia University in Arts and Humanities. Dr. Clovis has also won two journalism fellowships: the McCloy Fellowship from ... Read full author bio >
"The writing throughout is strong, with frequent use of simile."
The writer was born and raised in southeastern Virginia when there were still some working farms in Warwick County and always and forever the stately James River. As a melancholy ... Read full author bio >
"Civil War novels often end up making the battles the main characters....Ross-Edison's novel, however, avoids that pitfall by by focusing on diverse personalities, giving the War a fascinating human element. Pinckney C. Johnson enlists...on August 1, 1862, just in time to participate in the war's single bloodiest day--the Battle of Antietam on Sept.17....The author depicts the battle with an historian's eye for detail....Ross-Edison keeps the writing crisp and clear....Pinckney's story, with an unexpected twist, also focuses on how he meets and interacts with so many of the war's leading figures....There are also numerous subplots about ordinary people, such as slave boys Issac and Zeke, who are planning an escape...(and) a scene in which Pinckney meets with McClellan. Overall, this book successfully enters the ranks of good Civil War literature."
Jefferson Flanders is an author and independent journalist. During the course of his career, he has been an editor, newspaper columnist, sportswriter, radio commentator, college professor, and publishing executive.
He ... Read full author bio >
"A sequel that stands firmly on its own, brimming with political intrigue and historical drama."
A journalist and writer for four decades, Lance Ringel has penned five novels and three plays. At Vassar College, where he has worked for 15 years, he served as principal ... Read full author bio >
"Ringel packs a remarkable amount of flavor and detail into this debut work. In addition to providing a compelling love story, he serves up gripping depictions of the war's horrible, often absurd battles ... Accomplished, touching historical fiction."
Hana da Yumiko, born into a poor, rural family, grew up hearing her family’s stories. Taking that legacy for granted, she believed she could cultivate her dreams, bringing them ... Read full author bio >
"Spanning nearly 60 years, this work of historical fiction chronicles the multitude of cultural changes in Japan after World War II from the perspective of a conflicted family of three."
With the recent release of the sequel to The Outer Banks House, Diann Ducharme has officially filled the niche long missing in Outer Banks historical fiction and romance. A native ... Read full author bio >
"A heartbreaking yet uplifting novel that explores the destruction and beauty of love."
Keith Henderson has published three novels, a prize-winning book of short stories, and a collection of political essays called Staying Canadian.. He lead a provincial political party in Quebec during ... Read full author bio >
"'The book works most impressively as the painstaking reconstruction of a time that feels alien to our own: a time when seemingly every man on the street had a perspective, a pistol and a pun at the ready, when history was not so set in stone that a motivated man might not affect it.' — Kirkus Reviews"
William Peak’s debut novel, The Oblate’s Confession, returns us to that lost and mysterious time sometimes called “The Dark Ages.” It is based on extensive research into early ... Read full author bio >
Paul Mark Tag graduated with degrees in meteorology from Pennsylvania State University and worked for the Naval Research Laboratory as a research scientist for over thirty years before retiring to ... Read full author bio >
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