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Sarah Kennedy

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Sarah Kennedy is the author of The Cross and the Crown series from Knox Robinson Publishers. She has published seven books of poems and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, and a Virginia Commission for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship.

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The Altarpiece (The Cross a...

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The Guerrilla Hunters by Brian D. McKnight
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This collection of essays about various sorts of combatants during the Civil War is a very useful guide to conflicts that occurred in lesser-known areas of the country, particularly Missouri. Some chapters focus on rogue bands of fighters while other ...more
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Barkskins by Annie Proulx
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This 700+-page historical novel delves deeply into the origins and background of lumbering in the Americas. The detail is amazingly precise and rich, and Proulx has clearly done her research into both native and European cultures in the eighteenth th ...more
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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
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This lovely historical novel is set in seventeenth-century Amsterdam and is worth the read for the setting alone. Burton does a wonderful job of capturing the texture of daily life in this period, and her attention to detail of architecture, weather, ...more
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The Lady of Misrule by Suzannah Dunn
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This novel about the last days of Lady Jane Grey is something of a romp, despite its tragic subject and end. Jane, in Dunn's world, is not in love with her husband, and the novel views her through a fictional companion, brought in to keep Jane compan ...more
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The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth
The Secrets of Midwives
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Three characters, a daughter, mother, and grandmother, drive the interlocked narratives of this novel. The history of midwifery, both in the United States and in the UK, is very well researched, and the dangers of childbirth are outlined in sometimes ...more
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The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
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This novel about Irish immigrants in Brooklyn is a lovely character study--with a mystery at its heart. The writing is subtle and evokes the early twentieth century in its details and dialogue. The nuns who inevitably people the world of this book ar ...more
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March by Geraldine Brooks
March
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Having read this book when it was first published, I came back to it again this fall after re-reading Louisa May Alcott's iconic Little Women. I'd forgotten some of the details of Geraldine Brooks' retelling of the story of the March sisters' absent ...more
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The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan  Rivers
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This is fascinating mystery/historical novel that focuses on the dangers women experienced in the American South during the Civil War period. The epistolary form works very well to keep the final reveal enshrouded in a plausible way as the novel expl ...more
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Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington
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This southern novel with gothic touches is a satisfying story about two brothers (half-brothers to be exact) who struggle with ugly family legacies and their own rebellious tendencies. The pacing is rather uneven, but it moves along clearly enough. T ...more
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Stella Bain by Anita Shreve
Stella Bain
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This novel, based in Europe during WW I and moving swiftly to England and then America, provides a satisfying historical perspective on (what we now call) PTSD--or "shell shock," as it was commonly referred to in the early part of the twentieth centu ...more
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