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Archive for the 'Historical Fiction' Category

Fri, November 22nd, 2013
The Secret History of My Magnificent Obsession with Novels about the Assassination of JFK
Posted by: Ben Segedin

One of the perks of working at Booklist is the abundance of publishers reviewer’s galleys that litter our hallways, making our workplace more than just a fire hazard, but instead, a book-lover’s paradise. And while many of the galleys ultimately end up in the recycling bin, a number of them find their way onto precarious […]


Fri, October 25th, 2013
Flappers and Button Men: Touring the World of “Dollface”
Posted by: Keir Graff

I don’t usually write about book launches, but then again, the most interesting thing I could say about most book launches is that a lot of people stood around drinking cheap wine from plastic cups and wondering why the cheese is always cut into those little cubes. Last night, however, I joined a group of […]


Thu, June 27th, 2013
Book Trailer Thursday: Letters from Skye
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

First-novelist Jessica Brockmole introduces readers to an enchanting Scottish setting in the epistolary, historical Letters from Skye. If you missed it, listen to Brockmole discuss Letters from Skye in the archived Booklist webinar “Dazzling Debuts: Hot New Names in Fiction.”


Thu, June 13th, 2013
Book Trailer Thursday: Belle Epoque
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

“In a city obsessed with beauty, how does a girl stand out?” Why, by hiring a less pretty girl to accompany her and make her appear irresistible by comparison. Why didn’t you think of that?! This intriguing premise sets the stage for Elizabeth Ross’s Belle Epoque, a provocative historical YA novel “ripe with satisfaction,” according […]


Tue, November 27th, 2012
“Lincoln”: Lessons for Historical Fiction
Posted by: Brad Hooper

As an abiding student of history, I hold our sixteenth president in the highest regard. Lincoln is my greatest hero because I am a son of Lincoln Land, born in Vandalia, the second capital of Illinois,  where he served in the state legislature, and raised in Mattoon, only a few miles from the farm wrested by […]





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