Category: U S Historical Fiction

Full Circle: the end of the beginning by Michael "hawk" Spisak

By Michael "hawk" Spisak

complete Circle is a devastating introspective into local American tradition and rite, spirituality, humanity, and society at huge. instructed from the point of view of Jackson, a white/Native American combined blood, complete Circle questions the established order of yankee society whereas revealing the factors and results of colonialism and happen destiny.

Full Circle's drama is either excessive and practical as Jackson's trip leads the reader to locations and to humans so much americans do not know exist. Spisak shines a mild on taboo matters from the old coverage of genocide via the U.S. govt to the exploitation of spirituality through grasping and sometimes deluded people.

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By Jack Seville

Retirement has stuck Chuck and Vi Whitney off shield. they're facing uncertainties approximately their grownup young ones, Vi's surprising discovery of a lacking a part of Chuck's genealogy, and Chuck's unforeseen profitable of the nation lottery. What swirls round this likeable couple, residing out the sundown years in their lives in Berkeley Springs, WV, brings a grin to our hearts and enduring appreciation of all of our roots. a couple of debts get instructed, retold, and at last settled during this fantastic tale approximately family members existence in the US, earlier and present.

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Grace by Elizabeth Nunez

By Elizabeth Nunez

“Extremely deserving of its name, this pretty, meditative publication is a swish rendering of 1 couple’s trips and explorations towards and clear of one another. A relocating love tale, it indicates us how a deferred dream can erode a wedding and the way grace can occasionally positioned us to the try out, while it redeems.”
—Edwidge Danticat, writer of Claire of the ocean Light

“Highly advised . . . a deeply felt and compassionate novel. clever and resonant, it is going to ring a bell with readers.”
—Library Journal

“Nunez is ready to write the internal monologue of a altering brain, to teach grace at paintings within the human heart.”
—Book road USA

“An beautiful love tale . . . once more, complete writer Elizabeth Nunez lends readers her awesome voice during this masterfully crafted story.”
—New American

“Grace speaks to our propensity for self-delusion that cripples our dating with ourselves and with these we profess to care deeply about.”
—Black matters e-book Review

Justin and Sally Peters, either passionate educators—Justin, a hardened, Harvard-educated professor of British and vintage literature at a small public Brooklyn collage, and Sally, a gradual and lively hassle-free institution instructor educating her scholars that happiness and pleasure require power and perseverance—have had a relaxed and loving marriage, graciously enlivened by means of their curious four-year-old daughter, Giselle.

Suddenly Sally, coming from a wrought prior punctured with loss, starts to drag clear of the fellow in whom she initially stumbled on convenience and safeguard. while Giselle starts off asking him if Mommy is fine, Justin concerns that Sally is at the verge of leaving him. Is she harboring emotions for a misplaced lover or, Justin wonders, used to be she ever fairly intended to be his spouse? As Sally retreats deeper and deeper into herself, Justin wonders if her prior has rather come to assert her as soon as and for all.

While Justin reads Hamlet to his scholars, he attempts to discover solutions within the literature that turned his career. there's certain windfall within the fall of a sparrow, Hamlet concludes. allow be. Does Shakespeare understand how to maintain Sally from leaving? may still Justin do not anything and watch for Sally to correct herself? How deep can he learn earlier than he is aware the right way to retain his kin together?

As deep snow falls in Brooklyn, Justin and Sally’s courting is positioned to the attempt. What as soon as used to be a hot and comfy marriage mattress turns into as chilly because the encroaching iciness frost. saved in orbit via their curious daughter, Giselle, the couple needs to come to a decision if staying jointly is in everyone’s most sensible interest.

Elizabeth Nunez’s vintage 5th novel follows Justin and Sally throughout the harrowing trials of affection and family members and gives a remarkably smooth introspection into the aching and infrequently harsh downturns of a modern-age love story.

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Casca 2: God of Death by Barry Sadler

By Barry Sadler

He was once galley slave and gladiator, warrior and vagabond, dwelling through his wits and his abilities as a struggling with guy. For he used to be Casca – the everlasting mercenary, the soldier condemned to struggle forever.

Now his travels have taken him west, to the savage land of the Teotec. And atop a storm-shrouded pyramid of Mexico the clergymen organize to sacrifice Casca. The knife plunges – and the fellow who can't die rises from the altar stone to reclaim his beating middle and to proclaim himself Casca, God of Death.

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Indra's Net by Moses Ludel

By Moses Ludel

The Vietnam battle polarized americans. within the wake of political and armed forces decisions,
over 56,000 American lives have been misplaced with 300,000 wounded. Over 1.5 million Vietnamese
died. U.S. use of napalm, traditional bombing and Agent Orange defoliant ruined
one-third of South Vietnam's land zone. employing chilly conflict expertise and precision, the
U.S. bombs dropped on North Vietnam, South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia amounted to
8-million plenty, 4 occasions the complete tonnage of bombs dropped in the course of all of worldwide War
II. regardless of this attempt, "victory" didn't take place opposed to a 3rd international adversary...

Indra's web isn't a warfare tale. a unique set opposed to the backdrop
of historical past and spanning 4 generations, Indra's internet stocks the lives of 2 families
from disparate cultures and societies. a narrative of family members triumphs, grave losses,
fight and, finally, reconciliation, the novel's defining characters each one play a
position during this method. Set within the rural American West and Asia, Indra's internet stocks the
unfolding chronicle of a steadfast American family members. Homesteading at Carson Valley,
Nevada, within the 1800s, the Sterns kin is helping construct group and a winning family
ranching operation. The Pacific conflict opposed to Japan brings Pete Sterns on a military
task to Indo-China. those occasions endlessly swap the Sterns' courting to
Vietnam. on the height of America's army involvement at Vietnam, Pete and Sarah's
oldest son, Mike, enlists within the military and is quickly despatched to struggle afield in Southeast
Asia. the end result of Mike's event and a powerful experience of family members motivate Sarah to
bridge cultures and triumph over the influence of struggle and hostility, finally reconciling and
binding households.

In Buddhism, Indra's web describes a series
of mirrors that, while situated thoroughly, current a view of the entire universe. This
additionally offers a origin for trust within the interconnectedness of all beings.

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Between Saints and Sinners: A Story by Roland Radford by Roland Radford

By Roland Radford

The yr 2000 graduating category from Homewood highschool used to be convinced, yet impatient. a few have been students, others have been activities heroes, a number of have been cheerleaders whereas so much have been simply comfortable to graduate. the long run was once their reward. Little did any of them understand how a lot their lives may switch in the subsequent ten years. None of those younger impetuous scholars may have imagined the tragedy of September eleven, 2001 or expect the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq. Who between those enthusiastic graduates can have foreseen the tragic New Orleans flooding, or the election of the 1st African American usa President? but, all this got here to cross in exactly ten brief years. this can be the tale of ways those occasions formed the lives of some individuals of this category and their mom and dad. a few chanced on love, whereas others misplaced it endlessly. it is a universal tale, yet honor lies within the telling.

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La última odisea. El descubrimiento de América (Spanish by Francisco Caballero Mesa

By Francisco Caballero Mesa

El doce de octubre de 1492, Cristóbal Colón, el personaje más laureado de los tiempos modernos, con tres naves y un centenar de hombres, al servicio de l. a. reina Isabel de Castilla, descubre América y cambia l. a. historia del mundo.

Sin embargo, en esta hazaña subyacen una serie de incógnitas que han provocado una ardua polémica entre los historiadores y que, en esta novela, desde los angeles ficción, en respetuosa congruencia con los hechos trascendentales de los angeles realidad histórica y dentro de lo posible, se pretenden aclarar, contestando, entre otras, a las siguientes preguntas:

¿Quién es realmente el almirante? ¿Por qué lo apoya Castilla, si su suggestion parece absurda? ¿Ha estado ya en los angeles otra orilla del Atlántico y sabe adónde va? ¿Obedece los angeles empresa a un proyecto laboriosamente preparado o es fruto de los angeles improvisación? ¿Por qué zarpa de un puerto de tercera categoría? ¿Es un viaje clandestino o una expedición oficial? ¿Existe un plan internacional para atravesar el océano al margen del proyecto colombino? Y, por último, ¿es todo producto de un venturoso errors y Cristóbal Colón lo oculta?

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Stories for a Lost Child (American Indian Studies) by Carter Meland

By Carter Meland

The summer season prior to going into highschool, Fiona gets a mysterious field within the mail, one who she hopes will resolution her questions about her Anishinaabe Indian background. It comprises tales written via the grandfather she by no means knew, an Anishinaabe guy her mom refuses to discuss. As she reads his tales approximately blackbirds and bigfoot, in addition to stories approximately Indians in house and homeless local males tenting by way of the river in Minneapolis, Fiona reveals different questions arising—questions approximately her grandfather and the studies that formed his tales, questions about her mother’s silence concerning the grandfather she by no means knew. Fiona’s wish to understand extra and her mother’s reluctance to percentage fire up sour emotions of anger and sadness that slowly remodel as she reads the tales right into a hotter knowing of the problems of kin, love, and the load of the past.


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Trenton, A Novel by John P. Calu,David A. Hart

By John P. Calu,David A. Hart

1774. The revolution brewing within the American colonies is decided to erupt in violent clash. In Hopewell, close to Trenton, New Jersey, the approximately useless physique of an orphan lady is pulled from the Delaware River by means of a son of John Hart, a guy whose ardour for independence has introduced down the wrath of the British Crown and its many neighborhood sympathizers.

Thus starts an epic two-part saga within which the Harts turn into pivotal gamers within the explanation for freedom, pitted opposed to a robust enemy along George Washington, Ben Franklin, and different patriots from during the colonies. John Hart turns into a hunted guy, and younger Edward Hart—deeply encouraged via the writings of Thomas Paine—falls in love, enlists in Washington’s ragtag military, and suffers tragic losses off and on the battlefield ahead of victory at Trenton adjustments his existence and alters the process history.

In the explosive moment half, modern-day Trenton comes into shiny concentration as Luis Alma—son of Cuban immigrants, hero, and reluctant candidate for mayor—struggles to carry his family members jointly. opposed to a backdrop of crime, corruption, and homicide, a secret unfolds linking the Alma family members to the Harts of Hopewell, and a tender guy from the incorrect facet of the tracks discovers that the main to Trenton’s destiny may well lie in a mystery from its past.

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Leaning on Thin Air: A Novel of Boston, 1969 by Charles Rubin

By Charles Rubin

it is not effortless being Bon Bronson. continuously refusing to compromise his paintings, inflicting controversies, strolling out, being fired. he is a Clio Award-winning advert author throughout the Vietnam struggle and the bloody riots and the police violence and all of the insanity of 1969. facing a nightmare of a consumer, he sparks catastrophe for himself and everybody round him. Now with no buddies, aid or source of revenue, he seems like he's leaning on skinny air. after which, simply whilst his existence has long gone all to hell, it occurs, anything he by no means observed coming. you will not, either

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