A fascinating, well researched, and very ambitious effort. The story captures the immense wealth, of Babylon a long with world building grounded in history.
In Inés of My Soul, author Isabel Allende captured her spirit, and also told of the foundation of Chile in a fascinating and entertaining manner
The Rail Splitter is expertly researched, books like this should be the standard for historical fiction. One could learn a lot from books like this
Ms. Allende focuses on children, and how policies of cruelty use them as pawns. Only the fact that good people have attempted to help them save those children
Discover the true essence of Teddy Roosevelt in “The Old Lion,” a novel by Jeff Shaara that captures the President’s persona, manners, & vulnerabilities
The Rain God by Arturo Islas is a complex and layered novel beautifully portrays family dynamics and assimilation struggles in a small immigrant town.
The captivating richly detailed saga of three generations of a cursed South Indian family cursed for generations in Abraham Verghese’s The Covenant of Water
Benghazi-Bergen-Belsen (בנגאזי–ברגן־בלזן ) Yossi Sucary tells of the plight of North African and Libyan Jews during World War II
The Dance Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave has a lot going for it, however, I felt that the plot never got going and the ending was anticlimactic.
I enjoyed the story very much, the author put in just enough history to make it enjoyable but didn’t dwell on the details to make the narrative drag.