Historical Fiction Episodes

Historical Fiction

Gill Paul - JACKIE AND MARIA

Gill discusses her latest novel Jackie and Maria, the reader who gave her the inspiration for this story, Jackie and her sister Lee’s complex relationship, the rivalry between Jackie and Maria, her year-round love of swimming, and more.Jackie and Maria ...

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Alka Joshi - THE HENNA ARTIST

Alka speaks about her debut novel The Henna Artist, having Reese Witherspoon select her book for her May book club, honoring her mother, the importance of women telling their stories, and much more.The Henna Artist can be purchased at Murder by the Book...

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Alex George - THE PARIS HOURS

Alex discusses his latest novel The Paris Hours, the challenge of writing a story that takes place over the course of one day, owning an independent bookstore, setting a book in Paris, and much more.The Paris Hours can be purchased at Murder by the Book...

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Bryn Turnbull - THE WOMAN BEFORE WALLIS

Bryn discusses her debut novel The Woman Before Wallis, Thelma Furness and her twin sister Gloria Vanderbilt, the characters she enjoyed writing the most in this book, her gorgeous cover, the research she did, and much more.The Woman Before Wallis can b...

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Fiona Davis - THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE

Fiona speaks about her latest novel The Lions of Fifth Avenue, writing about iconic New York City buildings and how she conducts her research, the manner in which the title and cover influenced her storyline for this book, what she is working on next, an...

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Stephen P. Kiernan - UNIVERSE OF TWO

Stephen and I discuss his latest novel Universe of Two and the story behind it, the building of the atomic bomb and life at Los Alamos, the moral qualms of those who worked on the bomb, finding redemption, and much more.Universe of Two can be purchased ...

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Elise Hooper - FAST GIRLS

Episode 7 – A native New Englander, Elise spent several years writing for television and online news outlets before getting a MA and teaching high-school literature and history. She now lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters.FAST GIRLS can ...

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Nguyen Phan Que Mai - THE MOUNTAINS SING

Episode 2 - Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai was born in Việt Nam in 1973, and grew up witnessing the war’s devastation of her country. She worked as a street seller and rice farmer before winning a scholarship to attend university in Australia. She is the author of ...

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Susie Orman Schnall - WE CAME HERE TO SHINE

Episode 1 - Susie Orman Schnall is the author of four novels, and her latest is WE CAME HERE TO SHINE. Susie's writing has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Writer's Digest, and Glamour. She is also a fr...