Category: Historical Fiction

This New Novel Explores America’s Fraught History Of Immigration With Cuba

Imagine a world in which your home has been ravaged by warfare and rioting, and all sense of freedom seems lost but for a faint glimmer of hope on the sunlit waves of the ocean. Cunningham's new novel, The Last Raft, details the tensions of the massive exodus in which 100,000 Cubans emigrated to the United States by way of make-shift rafts- with 50,000 being detained in a makeshift tent city in Miami- where mounting civil unrest was caused by America’s political divide on how to hinder Fidel Castro’s regime.

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Douglas Stuart Wins 2020 Booker Prize for Novel, ‘Shuggie Bain’

Douglas Stuart is the proud recipient of the 2020 Booker Prize for his national best-selling novel, Shuggie Bain, which details the life of a young boy growing up amidst poverty and addiction in 1980's Glasgow, Scotland.

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‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Anya Taylor-Joy: Proud Bookworm And ‘Potter’ Fan

Twenty-four year old Anya Taylor-Joy is quickly climbing the ranks in the acting world. Having begun in the horror genre, with films like Split, and then swerving into period pieces such as Emma, she's now found herself in the powerful female lead role as Beth Harmon in the Netflix original, The Queen's Gambit. And this power-house actress and winner of the BAFTA Rising Star Award is also just as passionate about books as the rest of us. 

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Jane Austen Anthology Series Coming to The CW

Countless film adaptations have graced the big screen since Austen's fountain pen was put to paper many centuries ago, and they are again being reimagined, this time in their entirety for the small screen, and with a modern spin, by The CW entitled Modern Austen.

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