book review, historical fiction, history, sci-fi

Review: Becoming Leidah by Michelle Grierson

Becoming Leidah is a magical realism tale set in 19th century Norway, a time and place still deeply entrenched in superstition, in which the clash between the Norse Paganism and Christianity was still culturally present. The narrative, rather than linear, moves between past, present, and future in mirroring the three Norns of Norse Mythology--the sisters… Continue reading Review: Becoming Leidah by Michelle Grierson

book review, historical fiction, history

Review: The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

  The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar is a mix of well-researched historical fiction and magical realism, taking place in colorful 18th century London. I had an idea of what this book would be before I read it, but it turned out to be something else--pleasantly so. Take Hulu's Harlots and Emma Donoghue's… Continue reading Review: The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar