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Historical Fiction

Conversations: Lauren Tarshis, "I Survived: The Attacks of September 11, 2001"

On this edition of Conversations, Lauren Tarshis talks with host Dan Skinner about the graphic novel adaptation of her bestselling “I Survived: The Attacks of September 11, 2001.” This new edition of the book was released to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Tarshis is the New York Times bestselling author of the “I Survived” series which tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength during times of disaster and turmoil.


Conversations: Pam Jenoff, "The Woman with the Blue Star"

On this edition of Conversations, Pam Jenoff talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest work of historical fiction, “The Woman with the Blue Star.” Jenoff is the author of several books of historical fiction, including the bestsellers “The Orphan’s Tale” and “The Lost Girls of Paris.” She is an authority on World War II history and the Holocaust.


Conversations: Alan Gratz, "Ground Zero: A Novel of 9/11"

On this edition of Conversations, Alan Gratz talks with host Dan Skinner about “Ground Zero: A Novel of 9/11.” Gratz is the bestselling author of several highly acclaimed books for young readers, including, among others “Allies,” “Grenade,” and “Code of Honor.” His novel “Refugee” is often referred to as a modern classic and has remained on The New York Times bestseller list for over two years. 


Conversations: Lisa Scottoline, "Eternal"

On this edition of Conversations, Lisa Scottoline talks with host Dan Skinner about her first historical novel, "Eternal." Set in Rome during the 20-year rise and fall of Mussolini, the novel follows the lives of Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro, who grew up as best friends despite their differences. Scottoline is the #1 bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of thirty-three novels.  


Conversations: Judithe Little, "The Chanel Sisters"

On this edition of Conversations, Judithe Little talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel, "The Chanel Sisters." This historical fiction is told from the perspective of Coco Chanel's younger sister Antoinette. It covers their lives from poverty to success through 1921. Little is also the award-winning author of “Wickwythe Hall.” 


Conversations: Ruta Sepetys, "The Fountains of Silence"

On this edition of Conversations, Ruta Sepetys talks about her latest novel, The Fountains of Silence, which is set in 1957 Madrid, during Franco's dictatorship. Sepetys is an internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of historical fiction. Her previous novels include Between Shades of Gray, Out of the Easy, and Salt to the Sea


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