Reviews and Blog Posts: Shakers

The visionist : a novel

by Rachel Urquhart

Reviewer Rating:
4

In this meticulous debut novel, Polly Kimball sets fire to her home, killing her father, in order to escape his abuse.  She finds shelter in a Shaker community not yet blessed with a Visionist during the Era of Manifestations, as extraordinary visions were sweeping across Shaker communities in the Northeast. ...

A simple murder

by Eleanor Kuhns

Reviewer Rating:
4

An itinerant weaver during colonial times has developed a reputation for solving crimes. In this case, William Rees becomes involved in a murder at a Shaker community which allows readers to see the surface and underside of that particular life style. Throughout there is a contrast between insiders and outsiders,...

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