"An acting troupe during the Middle Ages invents theater as we know it and takes on a mystery. Fascinating blend of history, mystery, philosophy and action. Barry Unsworth's writing is some of the best I've seen."
"The writing style is unique and very much like poetry. This is the story of an oddball, ordinary guy who makes a drastic change after a tragedy and finally finds a niche. This book can be dark, but I love the quirkiness of it."
"A powerful book beautifully written. The movie with Oprah, Thandie Newton and Danny Glover was OK, but the book is fantastic. This is about a runaway slave mother who is living, literally, with the ghosts of her past."
"I can never get enough of Peter Mayle's dry, witty, graceful writing style, and this is his best. It's the semi-autobiographical story of an English couple who move to Provence and their attempts to live amongst and understand their new home and country folk."
"This is the story of a country woman, Margaret, from the Middle Ages who acquires the gift of healing and it takes her many places, physically and spiritually. Margaret is plucky, smart, sensible, and kind, and the medieval world that the author recreates is a colorful treat."
"This novel is a true crowd pleaser. EVERY person I've talked to, man or woman, loves this book. It's the fascinating account of a vet student in the depression years who runs away during his final exam and ends up working in a circus. Intriguing plotlines with circus life/history, romance, adventure, humor, tragedy, and even murder mystery."
"The writing in this book will blow you away. Sometimes the long descriptions might bog a reader down, but if one can get into them, they're a work of art. This book is about a man trying to help his emotionally troubled sister and finding deep problems of his own as well as a bond with the female psychologist trying to help both of them."
"Set in Florida, the story is about an emotionally abused wife who is working towards freedom from her husband physcially and emotionally. She just happens to live in a historical bungalow inhabited by a family of ghosts who have a secret to share. I appreciate her spot-on descriptions of the trees, birds, insects etc, even if they run a bit dark."