Book Review: The Bookseller of Florence

The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissanceby Ross KingNonfiction/History496 pagesExpected publication date: April 13, 2021, by Atlantic Monthly Press The rare book trade is not unique to the modern era. It has, in fact, been a staple of society since there were books to trade, whether said books were … Continue reading Book Review: The Bookseller of Florence

Book Review: The Women I Think About at Night

The Women I Think About at Night: Traveling the Paths of my HeroesBy Mia Kankimäki, translated from the Finnish by Douglas RobinsonMemoir/History416 pagesPublished November 10, 2020, by Simon & Schuster Forty-something Mia Kankimäki doesn't have children or a fulfilling job. But she does have a collection of what she calls her 'Night Women', women from … Continue reading Book Review: The Women I Think About at Night

Tudor Tuesday: The Thing About History

Welcome to Tudor Tuesday, an occasional blog series where I'll dive into the ocean that is the history of England's Tudor Dynasty, which ruled from 1485-1603. It's my favorite historical period, filled with dynamic people and events that prove that truth is stranger than fiction. I won't be writing one of these every week, because … Continue reading Tudor Tuesday: The Thing About History

Goodreads Monday: Sea People

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson Nonfiction/History 384 pages Published March 2019 by Harper From Goodreads: A blend of Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester’s Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where … Continue reading Goodreads Monday: Sea People