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Reminder: Nautilus Season Closing Date

Reminder: Nautilus Season Closing Date

  This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for sending in your entries is quickly approaching. Friday, February 11, 2022 is the last day for both Entry Shipping Postmarks and the Entry Fee Payments. Books published in 2021 or 2020 are eligible for submission...

MBR Reviews of The Wilderness Between Us & From Where I Stand

MBR Reviews of The Wilderness Between Us & From Where I Stand

The January 2022 Midwest Book Review Bookwatch is in!   The Wilderness Between Us by Penny Haw "Faye Mackenzie and her friends' anorexic daughter, Clare, are thrown together when a flood separates them from their hiking group in the remote, mountainous...

New Releases—January 2022

New Releases—January 2022

IN THE WAKE OF THE CONFEDERATE VICTORY AT GETTYSBURG, Britain declares war on the United States and invades from Canada. Seizing opportunity, Irish patriots in the Union Army ally themselves with the Confederacy and the British in exchange for a promise of Irish...

Confederacy of Fenians

By James D. Nealon

IN THE WAKE OF THE CONFEDERATE VICTORY AT GETTYSBURG, Britain declares war on the United States and invades from Canada. Seizing opportunity, Irish patriots in the Union Army ally themselves with the Confederacy and the British in exchange for a promise of Irish freedom following the war. Success or failure rests on the shoulders of an unlikely but well-known figure.

Stalked by Demons, Guarded by Angels: The Girl with the Eating Disorder

By Simone Yemm

Stalked by Demons, Guarded by Angels: The Girl with the Eating Disorder is a window into the depths of dysfunction as experienced through bulimia, binge-eating disorder, self-harm, and suicidality. Carrying messages of self-loathing and inadequacy from her childhood, Simone explores key relationships and how they shape her-for better and for worse-over the decades.

The Other Side of Good 

By E. A. Coe

When reputed criminal Theo Jackson proposes a donation to the city for a new youth center, the mayor sends Theo’s childhood friend, police officer Denton Jones, to negotiate the terms. Follow the characters to the uncomfortable gray areas of life where the wrong thing sometimes seems a better choice than the right thing; where a little bad turns into almost good; and where dark white and light black become the same color.

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Q. There’s such a contrast between what is typically viewed as history and what is typically viewed as fiction. What part of your writing process do you think was the most important in order to mesh these two so well?

 

A: In my experience, fans of historical fiction always want to learn something they didn’t know before they read the book. But they also want to know where the “historical” ends and the “fiction” begins, the line between reality and imagination. The Tannery is a murder mystery and a legal thriller, but it is also a book about justice. The crime and those directly involved in the case are all imaginary, but the historical characters, venues, and events described in the book are very real. The challenge for me was how to integrate and weave into the narrative the rich historical detail concerning the political, social, and racial themes that drive the story while still maintaining the pace and suspense of the storytelling.

 

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