Tag Archives: World War Ii fiction

The courage to love

Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson WE MUST BE BRAVE. By Frances Liardet. Penguin Audio. Read by Jayne Entwistle and Juliet Mills. 16 hours; 13 CDs. $66. Also available in print from G. P. Putnam’s Sons. This beautiful, moving novel is … Continue reading

Posted in Audio Books, Contemporary literary fiction | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Mystery and history, with a nod to Agatha Christie

Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson THE PRISONER IN THE CASTLE. By Susan Elia MacNeal. Books on Tape. Read by Susan Duerden. 10 hours; 8 CDs. Available in print from Bantam. 300 pages. Through eight novels now, Maggie Hope’s adventures have … Continue reading

Posted in Audio Books, Mysteries, Popular fiction | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“Jack is back,” and fortunately, so is Maggie Hope

Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson THE QUEEN’S ACCOMPLICE. By Susan Elia MacNeal. Read by Susan Duerden. Books on Tape. 10 ½ hours; 9 CDs. Also available in paperback from Bantam Books, $16. Maggie Hope, intrepid spy, code-breaker and all-around spunky … Continue reading

Posted in Audio Books, British mysteries, Historical Fiction, Mysteries | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

From dark times, brilliant fiction

Two novels, both set in France during World War II, provide Paul O’Connor with a feast of outstanding fiction. Reviewed by Paul T. O’Connor THE NIGHTINGALE. By Kristin Hannah. St. Martin’s Press. 440 pages. $27.99. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT … Continue reading

Posted in Contemporary literary fiction, Historical Fiction, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Portrait of the artist as a young resistance fighter

Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson A COUNTRY ROAD, A TREE. By Jo Baker. Read by David Rintoul. Random House Audio. 10 ½ hours; 9 CDS. $40. Also available in print from Knopf. Ah, what a heady thing to be an aspiring … Continue reading

Posted in Audio Books, Contemporary literary fiction, Historical Fiction | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Sleuthing for the Nazis

Bob Moyer has a wide range of reading favorites that includes mystery/thrillers and books about the Holocaust. Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series deftly combines these two interests. Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer THE LADY FROM ZAGREB. By Philip Kerr. Putnam. … Continue reading

Posted in Mysteries, Thriller/Suspense | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment