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Raintree County by Ross Lockridge
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This forgotten beauty is close enough to the Great American Novel for me. It has everything such a idea contains: a sweeping look at America's most turbulent time on its own shores, a tremendous love story, glorious writing shot through with poetry,...more
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Raintree County by Ross Lockridge Flow Down Like Silver by Ki Longfellow A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame The Secret Magdalene by Ki Longfellow Vote on this list »
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The Secret Magdalene by Ki Longfellow
The Secret Magdalene
by Ki Longfellow (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2010
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I've just reviewed Flow Down Like Silver: Hypatia of Alexandria and realized reviewing this first book of Longfellow's historical fiction is not so easy. Basically, there's so much to say, I could be here tapping away on my keyboard for ages. I think...more
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Flow Down Like Silver by Ki Longfellow
Flow Down Like Silver: Hypatia of Alexandria
by Ki Longfellow (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2011
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I'm a bit of a history buff and there are some writers who can really deliver. This writer is my latest discovery. The world in which she sets her characters blazes under the sun of the last gasp of Egypt, the characters themselves quiver with confli...more
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Falls the Shadow by Sharon Kay Penman
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Pompeii by Robert Harris
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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
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The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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