Novelists Janie Chang and Kate Quinn on rooting out women’s tales from the past, what history can teach us about our present, and how publishers and readers alike can help boost more representative stories
Here’s how “Sunflower Sisters” author Martha Hall Kelly wove a fictional tale into a historical backdrop. To masterfully craft a story that takes place in the middle of a tumultuous time in history is its own work of art. New York Times bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly has done precisely that with her newest novel, “Sunflower Sisters,” which hits shelves on March 30.
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San Diego author’s new book explores the dynamics during World War II at Bletchley Park in England, where codebreakers must solve complex military codes, survive the pressures of secrecy and outwit a Soviet spy who tries to tear apart friendships
The world seems to have grown only more uncertain in the years since, and it’s certainly tough to rival the age of Covid for gothic motifs made manifest. Claustrophobia? Try successive lockdowns spent working, learning, and socialising from home. Isolation? Ditto. Fear of a past that can’t be exorcised? Sounds a lot like “long Covid”.
Selected as a Good Morning America Book Club Pick and a New York Times bestseller, Davis provides readers a historical novel filled with mystery and romance. I could not put the book down until its exciting conclusion.
If you picked up a hobby for the first time during the pandemic—or went back to a long-abandoned activity—you were not alone. Stay-at-home orders offered Americans extra time to knit, sew and scrapbook. Bakers turned to sourdough when yeast became scarce. And people with a yard found their green thumb, pulled out their shovels and […]