LitStack Review: Longbourn by Jo Baker

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Longbourn Jo Baker Alfred A. Knopf Publication Date:  October 8, 2013 ISBN 978-0-385-35123-2 The promotional tagline for Jo Baker’s new historical fiction novel is “Pride and Prejudice is only half the story.”  I would put forward that Pride and Prejudice is merely the polished flooring that this marvelously realized story dances upon. As many Janeites* [….]

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro

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The Perfume Collector Kathleen Tessaro HarperCollins Publishers First Edition:  May 14, 2013 ISBN 978-0-06-225783-3 It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book in its entirety in a single day, but last week it happened with Kathleen Tessaro‘s marvelous new novel The Perfume Collector.  It’s not that I was curled up in a chair, [….]