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Babel – R.F. Kuang

Title: Babel Author: R.F. Kuang Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Plot: Robin Swift is a Chinese boy taken in by wealthy English Professor Lovell after his mom and grandparents die. Professor Lovell teaches Robin Greek, Latin, and helps him maintain his Mandarin Chinese all while grooming him for Oxford’s translation program. Once accepted into the program,Continue reading “Babel – R.F. Kuang”

The Nature of Fragile Things – Susan Meissner

Title: The Nature of Fragile Things Author: Susan Meissner Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Sophie Whalen is a recent immigrant from Ireland. She’s desperate to leave her deplorable position in NYC so she answers a mail order bride request in the newspaper in San Francisco. Soon she meets Martin and his daughter Kat. Sophie grows toContinue reading “The Nature of Fragile Things – Susan Meissner”

The Hacienda – Isabel Cañas

Title: The Hacienda Author: Isabel Cañas Genre: Thriller, Historical Fiction Plot: Beatriz has just gotten married to Rodolfo Solórzanos not long after being arrested by Mexico’s newly founded republic after their war for independence with Spain. She and Rodolfo move to his house, Hacienda San Isidro. Beatriz longs to make the house hers. But notContinue reading “The Hacienda – Isabel Cañas”

The Personal Librarian – Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray

Title: The Personal Librarian Authors: Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Belle Marion Greener has moved to New York City with her mother and siblings in the early 1900’s. She’s trying to look for a job for her to help support her family. Belle is colored but has lighter skin. SheContinue reading “The Personal Librarian – Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray”