The Virginian-Pilot

Jamestown Mystery: A Grave Story

By Notable Narratives February 14, 2007

This is another narative-as-scientific-mystery by Tennant, in which she creates suspense by drawing us into the lives of early settlers, raising a question and proceeding—with strong voice and narrative structure—to answer it. Along the way we are reminded how easy … Read more

The Fever

By Notable Narratives April 14, 2006

There are two main characters in this series: first, the illness itself, which ravaged Norfolk and Plymouth, Va., in 1855. It killed one out of three people in the communities it reached. Its effects form a summary narrative of the … Read more