Search Results for : historical fiction

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Book Review Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams {living outside the stacks}

Book Review: Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams

Author: Beatriz William Genre: Fiction Publisher: HarperLuxe Release Date: 27 June 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 376 ABOUT THE BOOK {from the inside flap of the book} France, 1917. Virginia Fortescue journeys overseas with the Red Cross in order to escape the claustrophobia of a childhood spent hiding her father’s criminal past. While driving an […]

Sweetsmoke by David Fuller

Book Review: Sweetsmoke by David Fuller

Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge in exchange for a review because I am a LibraryThing Early Reviewer. This consideration did not influence my review. Sweetsmoke is the story of Cassius Howard, a secretly literate slave, and his desire to find justice for his murdered friend, Emoline Justice. Emoline […]

The Library {Living Outside the Stacks}

Book Reviews

As a kid, I spent many a day in the library, helping out and talking to the librarian {Hi, Mr. Wolford}. When there was nothing for me to do, I’d grab a Danielle Steel novel {she got me through so much adolescent angst and fueled my desire to become a combat […]

Book Review: Sweetsmoke by David Fuller

Sweetsmoke is the story of Cassius Howard, a secretly literate slave, and his desire to find justice for his murdered friend, Emoline Justice. Emoline was a free black woman who served as surrogate mother and mentor to Cassius while he was recovering from a severe beating. Using his cunning and […]

Book Review Death of Innocence By Mamie Till-Mobley {living outside the stacks} #LivingOutsideTheStacks #TeamLOTSReads #BGMRead

Book Review: Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime that Changed America by Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson

Author: Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson Genre: African American Fiction Publisher: Random House Publication Date: 7 December 2011 Format: Kindle Edition Pages: 320 ABOUT THE BOOK {from the back of the book} The mother of Emmett Till recounts the story of her life, her son’s tragic death, and the dawn of the civil rights […]