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Henry and Clara (Vintage)


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Thomas Mallon is the author of seven novels, including Henry and Clara, Dewey Defeats Truman, and Fellow Travelers. He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, and The Atlantic Monthly. He lives in Washington, D. C.


Praise for Thomas Mallon's Henry and Clara

"Amazing . . . one of the most interesting American novelists at work."
--John Updike, The New Yorker

"The powerful story is superbly told. . . . You can't ask for much more from historical fiction."
--The Washington Post Book World

"Ambitious in scope and depth . . . Mallon makes good use of sharp, disturbing twists on familiar themes."
--The New York Times Book Review "A transporting, beautifully written novel as authentic in its period detail as it is in its rich characterizations."
--Entertainment Weekly "Riveting . . . Mallon's most polished gem to date."
--Chicago Tribune "A pitch-perfect rendering . . . Mesmerizing and assiduously researched."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer "A powerful reconstruction of actual events."
--New Orleans Times-Picayune "From the footnotes of American history, Mallon has pulled authentic figures and embroidered a compelling novel."
--Booklist "A masterly blend of fact and fiction."
--Albany Times Union "Mallon . . . outdoes himself in this re-creation, which raises the private consequences of history to what seems their deserved status--legend."
--Publishers Weekly "All written history is a work of imagination, but seldom is it rendered as skillfully as in Henry and Clara."
--Raleigh News and Observer "Beautifully written, Henry and Clara is marked by tender passion, and its characters are, for all their faults, endearing."
--National Review "A stately and elegant historical novel of classic proportions. . . . Mallon's book is smart and engaging, and he manages to bring his characters fully alive while never allowing us to forget that they are truly creatures of another era."
--Los Angeles Times "An imaginative alteration of events, a provocative might-have-been. . . . Some of Mallon's finest writing goes into Henry's letters home. . . . Triumphantly successful as a suspenseful and satisfying work of art."
--The New Criterion

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