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Swan Gondola Makes HNS Editor’s Choice List

This winter I had the opportunity to read Timothy Schaffert’s The Swan Gondola.

As of the February 2014 publication, The Historical Novel Society (HNS) selected The Swan Gondola as an Editor’s Choice book. This distinction is awarded to a small number of books each issue that are considered the best new works in historical fiction. See the full description here.

This is the first review I’ve written for HNS that has been selected for this honor and I’m absolutely thrilled.  Any praise for Schaffert’s book is well-deserved and I don’t say that lightly. In my opinion, The Swan Gondola was the best book I read in 2013 and I look forward to seeing more from him in the future.  To learn more about his Gilded Age novel, The Swan Gondolacheck out my review here.

Timothy Schaffert will be in town next week signing his books on February 12th and 13th, hosted by Subterranean Books. Full event details available at Subterranean Books’ website, here.

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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has two decades of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). She likes to spend her free time enjoying period films, discovering new reads, and being surrounded by other people’s pets. Lauren, her husband, and their wily Maine Coon (who isn’t quite a dog) live in Missouri. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing at

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