HarperCollins Focus announced today the launch of its new book imprint, Harper Muse. Expanding the publishing company’s footprint into general market adult fiction, Harper Muse will be under the direction of vice president and publisher, Amanda Bostic. Based in HarperCollins Focus’ Nashville location, the imprint will focus on women’s fiction, historical fiction and southern fiction categories with stories that resonate with Millennial and Generation X readers.
Contenders for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction have been announced, coinciding with celebrations of the 250th anniversary of the author’s birth. This year’s longlist includes four books from Australia, two of which are not yet published in the UK.
Mims Cushing says Kristin Hannah’s new work of historical fiction captures tremendous hardship but also offers hope and optimism.
“The Paris Library,” published Feb. 9, is historical fiction that incorporates Skeslien Charles’ created characters — Odile in 1940s Paris and Lily in 1980s Montana — with the real leaders and patrons of the wartime library, including the heroic American-born director Dorothy Reeder.”
We compiled a list of some of our favorite new and soon-to-be released compelling wartime novels by authors like Lauren Fox and Jennifer Ryan.
An evocative historical novel set in 1930’s Indochine, about the American wife of a Michelin heir who journeys to the French colony.