Cover: The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Review: The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books by Marta McDowell Timber Press, 2017. Hardcover, 390 pages. With accurate and often vivid descriptions, McDowell recreated the places where Laura Ingalls Wilder lived and that readers know from the Little House books.  In the first part of the book,…

Review: Many Sparrows

Many Sparrows by Lori Benton Waterbrook Press, 2017.  Trade paperback, 400 pages. Clare Inglesby and her family have left Virginia to travel to Kentucky in the year before the American Revolution begins.  En route, the wagon breaks down and her husband, Phillip, leaves his family to seek help and never returns.  Things go from bad…

Cover: The Trick

Review: The Trick

The Trick: A Novel by Emanuel Bergmann Atria, 2017.  Hardcover, 384 pages. Like with last year’s The German Girl, The Trick is a dual timeline novel with the historic timeline set amidst the rise of the Nazi’s and World War II.  Moshe Goldenhirsch is a young man living in Prague in the 1930s.  Tired of…

Review: The Last Days of Night

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore Random House, 2016. Hardcover, 368 pages. I remember hearing about the battle over electricity back in my high school science classes.  It came up more than once.  Later, when visiting Niagara Falls, it was touched on again thanks to the statue of Nikola Tesla erected on the…

Cover: Quiet Until the Thaw

Review: Quiet Until the Thaw

Quiet Until the Thaw by Alexandra Fuller Penguin Press, 2017.  Hardcover, 288 pages. Quiet Until the Thaw is the debut novel by Alexandra Fuller, an author known for her memoirs. It tells the story of two Lakota Oglala Sioux cousins, Rick Overlooking Horse and You Chose Watson.  Though linked from birth and their shared experience…