Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Notable: Out of the past

Notable

Out of the past

Fans of historical fiction will want to check out these three new novels.

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven (Sceptre) by Chris Cleave is a thrilling novel, based on World War II-era love letters between the author's grandparents, about a young teacher determined to stay in London during the Blitz.

No Man's Land (Nan Talese/Doubleday) by Simon Tolkien is the story of an English boy who rises from poverty and loss to love and a scholarship to Oxford — only to see it all at risk when World War I threatens; based on the life of the author's grandfather, J.R.R. Tolkien.

Silver City: A Novel of the American West (Putnam) by Jeff Guinn is the third in a series about a fictional frontiersman, Cash McLendon, who flees an assassin and pursues a former lover in Arizona and New Mexico and encounters historical figures like the Apache war chief Geronimo.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

 
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