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Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

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At Mrs Lippincote's
Valerie Martin, Elizabeth Taylor
Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread
Chuck Palahniuk
The Autocracy of Mr Parham
H.G. Wells

History v historical fiction, by Jane Smiley

"Historical fiction is not a secondary form – I was condescended to by a conservative historian who cannot see that he too constructs stories"