Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, September 6, 2013

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Sweet success for Bodden’s self-published debut; Hussey’s page-turning hallelujah; food writer Leith serves a delectable scandal; Manning’s midwife survives in 19th-century New York City; and Tallis is in fine form in his latest chiller.

Historical Fiction: Back-to-School Reading for Grown-Ups | Wyatt’s World

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A woman fights for her rights in 19th-century New York City; a horrific murder in Iceland, 1829, sends the accused to a remote farm; the Emerald city meets the Depression; Austen’s Darcy and Elizabeth are recast; a young slave’s narrative revives the journey of John Brown to Harpers Ferry

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