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Blending fact with fiction, as he did so successfully in Aurora 7, Thomas Mallon here vividly recreates the tragic story of Henry and Clara Rathbone, the young couple who sat in the President's box on the night of Lincoln's assassination. Born of socially prominent families and raised as stepbrother and stepsister, Henry and Clara began a passionate love affair that thrived against the wishes of their parents and society around them. Henry had fought with distinction from Antietam to Petersburg, while Clara attracted the favor of President and Mrs. Lincoln. But their witnessing of the event that shook the entire nation changed their lives forever, leading to guilt, madness, and eventually murder. Relying on historical evidence, Thomas Mallon brings to life one of the most fascinating though little known tales from our nation's history. His talent as a novelist is fully in evidence in this astonishing and moving story.
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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.

Reviews

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 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"" 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" "Amazing . . . one of the most interesting novelists at work." --John Updike, " The New Yorker" "Ambitious in scope and depth . . . Mallon makes good use of sharp, disturbing twists on familiar themes." --Valerie Sayers, "The New York Times Book Review" "Riveting . . . Mallon's most polished gem to date." --"Chicago Tribune " "The powerful story is superbly told . . . You can't ask for much more from historical fiction." --George Garrett, "The Washington Post Book World"

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