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Entries Tagged as 'Historical Fiction'

The Things They Carried reviewed by Camilla Grigsby, Class of 2000

October 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Fiction, Historical Fiction, Memoir, Non-fiction

Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried is frequently hailed as a 20th century masterpiece, but it is difficult to nail the book down to a single genre. Is it one of the best novels of the 20th century? One of the best short story collections? In the book, O’Brien weaves stories of fiction and reality, [...]

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The Help reviewed by Cyndy Willis-Chun, Assistant Professor of Communication

August 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Fiction, Historical Fiction

After noticing The Help on The New York Times Bestseller List for several weeks running, I saw it on the library’s new books shelf and had to pick it up. It’s an easy read, but perceptive in its look at race relations between Mississippi whites and “the help” during the 1960s. The story shifts perspective [...]

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