City of Dreams by Beverly Swerling
Multi-generational saga. Strong women. Bloody, bawdy. City and surgery born.
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Tagged as Beverly swerling, book review, City of Dreams, early medicine, early surgery, historical fiction, New York City, privateering, revolutionary war, slavery in the north
A Burnable Book
Triple-named historical Englishmen plot sedition. Heroic, mud-spattered whores suffer consequences.
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Impatient With Desire by Gabrielle Burton
Jumbled chronology neuters drama. Characters never alive before they’re dead.
Tagged as book review, cannibalism, Donner party, Gabrielle Burton, historical fiction, Impatient with desire, westward expansion
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