Book Match

06/16/2009 - 12:11pm

Thank you for requesting a Book Match from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. You asked us to match Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara, and mentioned that you liked well-written biographies. Let’s start with novels which, like Gods and Generals, are historical fiction. Some feature actual historical figures, some chronicle actual events using fictional characters. Some are set in the Civil War, most deal with war.

The killer angels : a novel / Michael Shaara

05/26/2009 - 2:17pm

I'm not sure if you only like books set during the U.S.
Civil War or books set against the backdrop of any war. So, I have come
up with the following suggestions based on my assumptions:

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens.
summary from the Publisher: "When the starving French masses rise in
hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent government, both the guilty and
innocent become victims of their frenzied anger. Soon nothing stands in
the way of the chilling figure they enlist for their cause-La

05/26/2009 - 1:53pm


In response to your book match request for a title similar to The
Earth's Children's Series by Jean Auel, I can offer the following

Dance of the Tiger: A Novel of the Ice Age by Bjorn Kurten, set 35,000
years ago in Ice Age Europe, tells the story of Tiger, son of the
chieftain of a peaceful village of Homo Sapiens, who sets out in search
of the warrior who killed his father. Rescued by a Neanderthal clan,
Tiger falls in love with Veyde, their beautiful leader.

05/26/2009 - 1:21pm


Similar Title: Daddy loves his little girls by t.d. jakes

Comments: I read Maximize the Moment, Cover Girls, Help!I'm Raising Kids

Alone!, Woman Thou Art Loosed!, The Lady, Her Lover, and Her Lord. They
are all excellent books to motivate you to be all God wants you to be!

Genre: Inspirational

Our Response:
Well! You've pretty much gone through our T.D. Jakes offerings! Since
you like T.D. Jakes works so much, how about trying these authors for

12/09/2010 - 12:27pm

If you liked  “Perelandra," you might find something to enjoy in these titles.

“The Sparrow” by Mary Doria Russell
“Emilio Sandoz, a brilliant Jesuit priest, seems like the perfect leader for the first expedition to an extraterrestrial culture. However, when Sandoz returns to Earth 20 years later as the mission's sole survivor, he is accused of unspeakable violence and depravity. Why? An extraordinary fiction debut, by paleoanthropologist Mary Doria Russell.”--Copyright © Libri GmbH.

10/29/2009 - 3:41pm

African-American fiction can run the gamut from romance to gritty, urban

Some African American mysteries are:

Coq au Vin by Charlotte Carter. Nanette Hayes is a poetry-spouting,
jazz-playing, French speaking Black American Princess who looks like
Grace Jones. Hip, funny and sexy.

10/12/2009 - 1:28pm

If you liked Katherine Neville's The Eight, you may also be interested in her 2008 novel, The Fire, and these titles:

The Overseer by Jonathan Rabb
Agent Sarah Trent and Professor Xander Jaspers search the globe for a missing 16th century manuscript that outlines a plan for world domination.

05/22/2009 - 3:23pm

If you like books like John Grisham's that feature law, politics, international relations, and intrigue, you might like these titles.

Separation of Power by Vince Flynn
CIA counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp takes on both Baghdad and Washington, D.C. to avert World War III.

03/22/2012 - 3:31pm

Here are suggestions for books that pick up on the sword and sorcery, quest, and dragon aspects of "Eragon": 

05/22/2009 - 2:56pm

Romance and lust and family dynamics feature prominently in "Rococo" by Adriana Trigiani. Some other titles that you might like:

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

The women of the Waverley family -- whether they like it or not -- are heirs to an unusual legacy... (B)ehind their Queen Anne home on Pendland Street in Bascom, North apple tree bearing fruit of magical properties looms over a garden filled with herbs and edible flowers that possess the power to affect in curious ways anyone who eats them. (from Barnes & Noble)



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