In this riveting, ambitious novel from James A. Michener, the renowned chronicler of epic history turns his extraordinary imagination to a world he knew better than anyone: the world of books. Lukas Yoder, a novelist who has enjoyed a long, successful career, has finished what he believes to be his final work. Then a tragedy strikes in his community, and he becomes obsessed with writing about it. Meanwhile, Yoder s editor fights to preserve her integrity and her author as her firm becomes the target of a corporate takeover; a local critic who teaches literature struggles with his ambitions and with his feelings about Yoder s success; and a devoted reader holds the key to solving the mystery that haunts Yoder s hometown.
Praise for "e;The Novel"e;
Michener explores some of the deepest issues raised by narrative literature. "e;The New York Times"e;
A good, old-fashioned, sink-your-teeth-into-it story . . . "e;The Novel"e; lets us see an unfamiliar side of the author, at the same time portraying the delicate, complex relationship among editors, agents and writers. "e;The Philadelphia Inquirer"e;
Michener loves literature, and his information about some of his favorite reading is almost as alluring as his explanation of how to handle a manuscript. Associated Press
So absorbing you simply will not want it] to end. Charleston "e;News & Courier"e;"e;
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