New York: The Novel
I recently came across a book I must have missed along the way, but I am thrilled I have finally found it.
New York: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd is a masterpiece of historical fiction. The author’s storytelling ability is impeccable. Rutherfurd takes us on a journey through New York City from Peter Stuyvesant and the Dutch to Wall Street and the attacks on the Twin Towers.
While I have always been partial to historical fiction, I can’t recall becoming so engrossed in the action as to believe at times I actually traveled back in history.
Dutch traders, the Revolutionary War, Native Americans on the island of Manna Hata, the Civil War, World Wars, the Roaring Twenties, and much more assure the reader will remain wired reading about the city that never sleeps.
This one is good!