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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