Monday, February 4, 2013

Welcome to Newsworthy Novels!

Good historical fiction novels help me experience and understand the past. Books like Gore Vidal's Lincoln and Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart come to mind: books that help readers understand Civil War America or colonial West Africa in ways that most non-fiction can't. Similarly, I think some novels can help us better understand what's going on in the news today. Sometimes I find myself reading an article and not being able to (or not giving myself the time to) deeply empathize with the people involved. The purpose of this blog is to take a story from the headlines and find a novel that can help give the reader that insight.

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