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

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Grand Hotel (New York Review Books Classics)
Vicki Baum, Noah Isenberg, Margot Bettauer Dembo, Basil Creighton

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"