Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

My Kyrosmagica Review of I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith

  Goodreads Synopsis: Through six turbulent months of 1934, 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain keeps a journal, filling three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries about her home, a ruined Suffolk castle, and her eccentric and penniless family. By the time … Continue reading

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My Kyrosmagica Review of Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling

Goodreads synopsis: Where do I begin? That’s a difficult question in and of itself but when your life is transformed into something else, do you start when you’re born or when your life truly began? I was born in London … Continue reading

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My Kyrosmagica Review of The Game of Love and Death

Goodreads Synopsis: Antony and Cleopatra. Helen of Troy and Paris. Romeo and Juliet. And now… Henry and Flora. For centuries Love and Death have chosen their players. They have set the rules, rolled the dice, and kept close, ready to … Continue reading

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My Kyrosmagica Review of The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Goodreads Synopsis: An extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day. “You’ve long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it’s time now to think on … Continue reading

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My Kyrosmagica Review of The Name of The Star by Maureen Johnson

Goodreads Synopsis: The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it’s the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a … Continue reading

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My Kyrosmagica Review of The Gift Of Rain by Tan Twan Eng

Goodreads synopsis: Penang, 1939. Sixteen-year-old Philip Hutton is a loner. Half English, half Chinese and feeling neither, he discovers a sense of belonging in an unexpected friendship with Hayato Endo, a Japanese diplomat. Philip shows his new friend around his … Continue reading

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My Kyrosmagica Review of The Italian Chapel by Philip Paris

Goodreads Synopsis: The Italian Chapel is a story of forbidden love, lifelong friendships torn apart, despair and hope, set against the backdrop of the creation of a symbol that is known around the world. Amidst strikes, conflicts and untold hardships, … Continue reading

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My Kyrosmagica Review of The StoryTeller Jodi Picoult

Goodreads Synopsis Sage Singer befriends an old man who’s particularly beloved in her community. Josef Weber is everyone’s favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. They strike up a friendship at the bakery where Sage works. One day he asks … Continue reading

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