“Revolutionary” Features a Strong Heroine Who Defies Gender Roles

“Revolutionary” Features a Strong Heroine Who Defies Gender Roles

In 1782, it was illegal for a woman to dress as a man in Massachusetts. Deborah Samson, the 22-year-old heroine of Alex Myers’s literary novel, not only dresses as a man but fights as a soldier during the American Revolutionary War.

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Where History and Fiction Meet: Top 12 Historical Novels

Where History and Fiction Meet: Top 12 Historical Novels

Historical fiction, the vast territory where history meets fiction, can be a story about prehistoric times or the Elizabethan era or the American Civil War. It can be a sweeping epic or a thriller or a bodice ripper. What is historical fiction? What makes for a good historical novel?

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Book Review: Love in the Time of a Great Hurricane

Book Review: Love in the Time of a Great Hurricane

I don’t know much about Galveston Island or Texas. But after reading The Promise by Ann Weisgarber, it’s almost as if I’ve been to Galveston—with the added bonus of being dramatically swept back in time.

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