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

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Look at Me
Anita Brookner
Notes on a Nervous Planet
Matt Haig
My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

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"