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Heyday: A Novel by Kurt Andersen
Heyday: A Novel

CBensen, April 29, 2008

Anderson's novel Heyday is reminiscent of John Jakes' Bicentennial Series from the 1970s. The story is set in 1848 and the characters are always running into famous people. Oh look who came to dinner! Charles Darwin! Let's buy some soap in Cincinnatti from Mr. Proctor's store! Guess who's law partner they meet in Springfield, Illinois? This was tedious to say the least and annoying after awhile. Although I appreciated that the author researched the era thoroughly, and I learned some new things (like the Croton system of water for NYC), it was just too clever by half.
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