Bookworm, writer, radio host—I blog about history, fiction, and publishing in the Internet Age. You can find the full blog on my website. This space is for books.
The great pleasure of reading historical fiction (at least for me) is the opportunity to immerse myself in another place and time. The great pleasure of hosting New Books in Historical Fiction is the opportunity to read great books I might otherwise have never encountered. When the two come together in a single novel, it's magical. For more, see my latest blog post, "The Art of Life." Then check out Laura Morelli's The Gondola Maker. Who would imagine that the art of working in wood could be so evocative?