In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall

It turned out to be a simple but engaging story about a boy struggling with his heritage and how to fit in but also a short history of the life of Crazy Horse. It is basically a history lesson on Crazy Horse based on the oral history of his people but in the form of a story told by a grandfather on a road trip with his grandson. The fitting in part is just a hook to get the story started.

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The Empty Throne by Bernard Cornwell

I love these books. I cannot say enough about Cornwell's excellent storytelling and writing - I know I am getting redundant with the posts. He brings the characters to life in the reader's mind. His descriptions of the characters, events, and era are wonderful.

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The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell

Although the book gets a bit off-point from the story line, Cornwell anchors it with great descriptions of the major scenes - especially the battles. As I have written before, I have never read another author that can capture the wildly swinging emotions of battle as well as Cornwell. The Pagan Lord is well worth the read.

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Review: The Girl from the Garden by Parnaz Foroutan

The glimpse into the lives of a Jewish family in Iran in the early parts of the 20th century is captivating: fear, obsession, jealousy, loyalty, faith and violence all mix together in the cloistered environment of the family enclave. It is a glimpse into a seemingly lost world full of mystery and joy, tragedy and love, faith and superstition.

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Review: The Girl from the Garden by Parnaz Foroutan

The glimpse into the lives of a Jewish family in Iran in the early parts of the 20th century is captivating: fear, obsession, jealousy, loyalty, faith and violence all mix together in the cloistered environment of the family enclave. It is a glimpse into a seemingly lost world full of mystery and joy, tragedy and love, faith and superstition.

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