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Blindspot: A Novel by Two Acclaimed Historians, Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore, Required Reading, at Oregon State University

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Blindspot: A Novel, written by two acclaimed historians, Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore, is a novel of painting, passion, and politics in the age of the American Revolution. Written with wit and exuberance by two longtime friends, the novel is at once fiction and history, mystery and love story, tragedy and farce. Set in the boisterous, rebellious Boston of 1764, Blindspot is filled with the bawdy, satirical sensibility of the eighteenth century.

Oregon State University’s History Dept will be using for its course on “The Historian’s Craft” this Fall. (more…)

September 22, 2009 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

The National Book Award Winner, Let the Great World Spin Selected at Southwest Minnesota State University and Marymount Manhattan College

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Winner, 2009 National Book Award for Fiction
A 2009 New York Times Notable Book
A 2009 Booklist Editors’ Choice Selection 

Let the Great World Spin is a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s, written by acclaimed, award-winning author Colum McCann.  The book has been selected for Southwest Minnesota State University’s American Literature Survey course and Marymount Manhattan College’s Writing New York course.

For more information on the book and author appearances, click here.

To read an excerpt, click here.

Order an examination copy here.

July 29, 2009 at 8:55 pm Leave a comment


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