Historical Literary Fiction

Army of the Lost Rivers by Carlo Sgorlon,Jessie Bright

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By Carlo Sgorlon,Jessie Bright

"Army of the misplaced Rivers" — winner of the Premio Strega — relies at the come across among the Friulans and the Cossacks during this little-known tragedy of global battle II. in the summertime of 1944 a Cossack military whole with its dependents - ladies, teenagers, and the elderly, besides horses, camels, tents, and icons - descended on Friuli. In alternate for aiding the Germans opposed to the purple military, the Germans had promised them this quarter in mountainous, northeastern Italy as a brand new place of birth, after which the Germans deserted either the invading Cossacks and the local Friulans to their poor fates.

Against this alpine backdrop, underneath the nightly bombing flights of the Flying Fortresses and among the taking flight Germans and the advancing americans, townspeople, partisans and Cossacks are stuck in an ominous web.

Carlo Sgorlon was once born in 1930 in Cassacco, Udine. He studied on the Normale di Pisa, and now lives a very inner most existence in Udine. His works comprise, between others, Luna colour ametista (1971), Il vento nel vigneto (1973), Il trono di legno (1973, winner of the Premio Campiello, released in English because the wood Throne via Italica Press), Gli dei torneranno (1977), l. a. carrozza di rame (1979), L'armata dei fiumi perduti (1985, winner of the Premio Strega) and l. a. grand foibe (1992). Carlo Sgorlon's truth mirrors his fiction: a reclusive lifestyles in Friuli's geographical region, ignoring or hard sleek industrialized society. He has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Ithaca: A Novel of Homer's Odyssey by Patrick Dillon

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By Patrick Dillon

In the tumultuous aftermath of the Trojan battle, a tender guy battles to avoid wasting his domestic and his inheritance. getting down to locate his father, he finally ends up gaining knowledge of himself.

Telemachus’s father, Odysseus, went off to warfare earlier than he used to be born … and not got here again. elderly 16, Telemachus unearths himself deserted, his father’s condo overrun with males pursuing his attractive mom, Penelope, and devouring the family’s wealth. He determines to go away Ithaca, his island domestic, and locate the reality. What relatively occurred to his father? was once Odysseus killed on his trip domestic from the warfare? Or may he, in the future, go back to take his revenge?

Telemachus's trip takes him around the panorama of bronze-age Greece within the aftermath of the good Trojan conflict. Veterans conceal out within the hills. Chieftains, scarred via conflict, hoard their treasure in sumptuous palaces. Ithaca re-tells Homer’s recognized poem, The Odyssey, from the perspective of Odysseus’ imaginative and bothered son, describing Odysseus’s amazing voyage from Troy to the gates of hell, and Telemachus’s personal trip from boyhood to the determined fight that wins again his domestic … and his father.

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The Mapmaker's Daughter: The Confessions of Nurbanu Sultan, by Katherine Hughes Nouri

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By Katherine Hughes Nouri

A novel of the Venetian lady who grew to become the main robust girl within the Ottoman Empire—perfect for enthusiasts of Netflix’s Magnificent Century.
 
The Ottoman Empire was once on the top of its energy in the course of the 16th century while Cecilia Baffo Veniero used to be abducted from her Venetian place of origin and selected to be the spouse of Selim II, successor to Sultan Suleiman the terrific. She will be referred to as Nurbanu.
 
The Mapmaker’s Daughter vividly imagines the confession of Nurbanu as she lies on her sickbed narrating the incredible tale of her upward thrust to the head of imperial strength, made up our minds to appreciate how her awesome future was once formed. With unflinching candor, Nurbanu studies the needs and explanations that experience either propelled and harmed her, as she considers her position as a faithful but manipulative mom, aiding to orchestrate her son’s succession to the throne. Serving because the appointed enforcer of 1 of the empire’s most important and stunning legislation, Nurbanu confronts the results of her loves and her choices—right as much as one final shattering revelation.
 
 

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The Orphan Mother: A Novel by Robert Hicks

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By Robert Hicks

An epic account of 1 striking woman's quest for justice from the New York Times bestselling writer of The Widow of the South and A Separate Country.

In the years following the Civil battle, Mariah Reddick, former slave to Carrie McGavock--the "Widow of the South"--has quietly equipped a brand new lifestyles for herself as a midwife to the ladies of Franklin, Tennessee. but if her formidable, politically minded grown son, Theopolis, is murdered, Mariah--no stranger to loss--finds her international once again breaking up. How may this occur? Who sought after him dead?
Mariah's trip to discover the reality leads her to unforeseen people--including George Tole, a up to date arrival to city, fleeing a tricky prior of his own--and forces her to confront the truths of her personal prior. Brimming with the brilliant prose and ancient study that has gained Robert Hicks popularity as a "master storyteller" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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Home (Black Australian Writing) by Larissa Behrendt

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By Larissa Behrendt

a narrative of homecoming, this soaking up novel opens with a tender, city-based attorney taking off on her first stopover at to ancestral kingdom. Candice arrives at "the position the place the rivers meet", the camp of the Eualeyai the place in 1918 her grandmother Garibooli was once kidnapped. As Garibooli takes up the tale of Candice's Aboriginal relations, the 20 th century falls away.Garibooli, renamed Elizabeth, is shipped to paintings as a housemaid, yet marriage quickly deals break out from the phobia of the master's night-time visits. Her displacement includes into the lives of her seven childrens - their tales witness to the influence of orphanage lifestyles and the results of getting a gloomy dermis in post-war Australia. Vividly rekindled, the lives of her relatives aspect the path domestic for Candice.Home is a robust and clever first novel from an writer who is familiar with either the capability of language to suppress and the restorative efficiency of reports that bridge prior and present.

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Blood and Salt by Barbara Sapergia

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By Barbara Sapergia

The crucial personality, Taras Kalyna, has run clear of the Austrian military near to international conflict I, to stick to his love, Halya, to Canada. He can’t know the way demanding it will likely be to discover her back or that his seek should be interrupted via years in what a few have referred to as “Canada’s Gulag.” simply because Ukrainians come from Austrian-ruled territories, they are going to be classed as “enemy extraterrestrial beings” and limited at the back of barbed twine in internment camps. now not each Ukrainian; the emphasis was once at the unemployed, the political (such as union activists), and those who have been in somebody’s way.

The novel contains category family members. Halya’s bold father will get her a task as better half to a wealthy lady, Louisa Shawcross. Louisa is the mummy of Ronnie Shawcross, Taras’s boss on the small-town brick plant, and he falls in love with Halya. Taras turns into someone in his means. Ronnie denounces him to the police.

By the top of the tale, Taras and Halya do come jointly back. Taras has come to like the southern Saskatchewan panorama and increases horses just like the one he observed in a dream as a tender guy within the outdated country.

Storytelling is a vital point. to give an explanation for why he’ll by no means go back to the outdated kingdom, Taras starts a story – approximately why he left – which lasts for many of the time in camp and is helping to maintain the men’s spirits. one other personality, Myro, a instructor, tells tales in regards to the nice nineteenth century Ukrainian poet and patriot, Taras Shevchenko. In those tales the narrative strikes to the poet’s perspective. We see him in St. Petersburg and somewhere else and we research of his personal “internment” – his exile to jap Russia.

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After Alice (Nunatak First Fiction Series) by Karen Hofmann

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By Karen Hofmann

After retiring from the heady international of academia, Sidonie von Täler has lower back to the small Okanagan Valley city she escaped in her formative years for the lighting fixtures of the massive urban. The relations orchard has when you consider that long gone to seed, or even many years later Sidonie nonetheless unearths herself residing within the shadow of her deceased older sister Alice.

As she will get right down to paintings sifting during the detritus of her family’s legacy, Sidonie is haunted through stories of trauma and triumph in equivalent degree, and needs to give you the chance to reconcile her previous and current whereas reconnecting with the relatives she has left.

Karen Hofmann’s debut novel blends a poetic sensibility with problems with land stewardship, social stratification and colonialism, portray the geological and ancient panorama of the Okanagan in brilliant and sundry colours.

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Radoslava and the Viking Prince by Christopher Buxton

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By Christopher Buxton

11th Century Byzantium types the backdrop to this stressful drama the place those passionate characters collide in love and hate:
Two younger women of noble descent divided by way of blood-feud and place - one could in basic terms wish; you will purely lose: A blinded prince looking for a hot physique; a Viking who thinks himself immortal; an Empress of many husbands, expert in magic potions; A disillusioned idealist ready to devote a fabulous act of treachery.
A sufferer of a botched homicide test has gone through oblivion to re-emerge as chief of a major rebellion
Based on genuine characters and occasions, the writer skilfully tells an exciting tale which has as many twists and darkish corners as a Byzantine alleyway.

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Anna by Gail Brewster,Nicole Thomas

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By Gail Brewster,Nicole Thomas

In 1906, Amsterdam, Anna's has no longer a care on the earth till the unexpected loss of life of her father adjustments every thing. quickly after, Anna has to evolve to a brand new existence in a wierd nation while her family members strikes to Maine to flee poverty. satisfied celebrations and negative tragedies weave their method throughout the subsequent 16 years with personality you cannot aid yet love or hate.

Gail Brewster's "Anna," relies at the actual tale of a Dutch Immigrant. Readers locate themselves greedy for the following web page as they learn this suspenseful novel.

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On the Western Trail: A Western Quest Series Novel by Stephen L. Turner

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By Stephen L. Turner

at the WESTERN path, the 7th e-book within the Western Quest sequence, follows the tough and tumble lifetime of Aaron Lloyd Turner because the burgeoning farm animals company reaches its zenith and slow decline to whatever extra like what we all know this present day. Aaron and his buddies hit their stride within the livestock enterprise busting maverick livestock out of the wild lands alongside the a long way reaches of the Colorado River on the very fringe of frontier Texas and using the wild hardy longhorns up the newly opened Western path to stay clear of urban, Kansas, the Babylon of the Plains. They battled Indians and nature itself to get there. yet swap used to be already within the wind. Windmills and water wells improved the titanic parts of formerly unusable prairie to grazing. Barbed twine confirmed barriers of possession and made accumulating far-flung herds a specific thing of the previous. It additionally gave the cattlemen the chance to fence sturdy English bulls with their longhorns leading to far better and past maturing animals. however the ultimate nail within the coffin of the wild and wooly days of the livestock force was once the arriving of the railroad throughout Texas. livestock drives that had taken 3 or 4 months will be made in a one to a couple days. New cities, resembling Abilene, Texas, changed evade urban. The ever adaptable Aaron used to be a pace-setter in enforcing those adjustments and constructing for generations but unborn a brand new form of sustainable ranching in Texas. Aaron additionally comes into his personal as a guy. He discovers his internal energy and values and his ordinary management shines via, whilst he wrestles with internal demons. He meets and marries, Ella, the affection of his existence. discovering a origin that may maintain him via his lengthy lifestyles, he rediscovers a dating with God as a grown guy, changing the struggle shattered doubts of his early life. STEPHEN L. TURNER is a 5th new release Texan, 6th new release Arkansan and 8th iteration American. he's a graduate of Texas Tech tuition of medication, and has labored as a pediatrician in rural Plainview, Texas because 1984. he's married with married young ones. accidents have compelled his retirement from ranching and coaching horses. he's a member of Sons of the Confederacy, Hood’s Texas Brigade organization, the Texas Genealogical Society, and the Western Writers of the US. he's additionally the writer of OUT OF THE barren region, at the CAMINO actual, lower than afflicted SKIES, journey FOR THE LONE megastar, at the highway TO GLORY, and UP FROM THE ASHES, all from Sunstone Press.

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