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Chicago Review of Books

Review of The Address by Fiona Davis, Dutton (August 2017)

Canadian-born, New York City-based novelist Fiona Davis has discovered a winning formula for her fiction: pair the history of a real-life landmark building with the imagined lives of those who might have lived or worked there, and structure the story as a dual narrative with alternating time periods. As a technique for making interesting socio-historical comparisons, this approach worked well for her debut novel, The Dollhouse (2016), a story about New York City’s Barbizon Hotel and its fictional inhabitants. And, happily, it works reasonably well again in her second novel, The Address, a thoroughly engaging read with elements of romance, mystery, and tragedy.

Read the full review here.

 

 

The Place of Stones, by Ali Hosseini, Northwestern University Press, (forthcoming September 2017)

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