“In this novel, McDowell expertly drills deep into the core of humanity and exposes a raw nerve—a painful discovery, but not without purpose…it addresses a question we all face at some point in our life: is there any beauty to be found in a dark place?”
Linda Marie Zupancic
Writer, editor, B.C., Canada
“…based on a true story, Onesimus is a Roman slave who is willing to do questionable acts for freedom of body and soul. But he finds himself on a journey that will test his courage, challenge his view of society, and force him to decide what ‘freedom’ really means.” (Jon Sparks, Historical Fiction Review)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a long book (almost 900 pages), and it had a strange effect on me. On one hand, it seemed too long. On the other, it kept me reading and I can't think of anything that could have been left...