Yvonne Korshak creates a remarkable look into the golden past of Athens in her novel “Pericles and Aspasia”. Breathtaking in execution, exquisite in detail, realistic in interpretation, Pericles and Aspasia tells the story of the statesman and general Pericles and his lover Aspasia, a hetaira and the daughter of a philosopher. Their love story will change history.
Libby O’Connell crafts a respectable and informative book on America’s culinary history. Though well-placed to ticket the historical palate, “The American Plate” occasionally suffers from too much historical context and not enough history on the food itself. Still, this is a great introduction that should give readers plenty to digest.
Here are some of my favorite items on my to-read list for March 2023! I’m excited to share my thoughts on “Pericles and Aspasia,” “Not Pink,” and “The Merchant from Sepharad.” From the rolling hills and crumbling stones of ancient Greece to the political and religious turmoil of medieval Europe and Asia, I’m sure to go on an adventure this month!
In a recent post, I shared my thoughts on Queen Lili’uokalani’s memoir “Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen”. In this article, learn a little more about this remarkable woman who left an indelible mark on Hawaiian and American history.
In “Witness to the Revolution”, Kiersten Marcil pens a highly readable historical novel about a woman transported back in time to the American Revolution and her efforts to return.
Queen Lili’uokalani was the only woman to rule the Kingdom of Hawai’i before its overthrow in 1893. In this deeply evocative memoir, written in an attempt to persuade the American federal government to vote against annexation, Lili’uokalani traces her story from childhood to queen regnant. It’s a story of American imperialism and deceit but also a story of a remarkable woman and how she shaped modern Hawaiian history.