Bish Denham

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Bish Denham, whose mother’s side of the family has been in the Caribbean for over one hundred years, was raised in the U. S. Virgin Islands. She still has lots of family living there whom she visits regularly.

She says, “Growing up in the islands was like living inside a history book. Columbus named the islands, Sir Francis Drake sailed through the area, and Alexander Hamilton was raised on St. Croix. The ruins of hundreds of sugar plantations, built with the sweat and blood of slave labor, litter the islands. Then there were the pirates who plied the waters. It is within this atmosphere of wonder and mystery, that I grew up. Life for me was magical, and through my writing I hope to pass on some of that magic.”

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Average rating: 4.61 · 61 ratings · 37 reviews · 6 distinct works
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Olaf the Glorious A Story of the Viking Age by Robert  Leighton
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I realized, within the first chapter, that this was an ironic satire on gentile English country life. There is no "real" plot, no true central main character, though it begins and ends with Denis. Read it with tongue firmly planted in cheek and you s ...more
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The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson by Nellie Van De Grift Sanchez
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Wow. Aside from some very purple prose, I was blown away. What an incredible woman, what an incredible life! Had me a little teary-eyed at the end.

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This almost reads like a factual historical novel as it takes place in the Ottoman Empire right before the start of Italo-Turkish war of 1911. It is about Armenians struggling to be free of ruthless Turks. And, it is about 3 Englishmen an American ma ...more
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All the Way to Memphis and Other Stories by Suzanne Hudson
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The subject matter of most of these stories are tough and hard to read, but the writing is so good, so beautiful, that even though the stories are dark, they deserve every star I give them. They take place in the South in the 1950s and 60s, so they d ...more
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