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Barbara Hambly is the author of The Emancipators Wife, a finalist for the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction. She is also the author of Fever Season, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and seven acclaimed historical novels.

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caitlinsmom, February 10, 2007 (view all comments by caitlinsmom)
This is the second book I have tried to get through by this author and I just couldn't do it. It is very rare that I will actually give up on a book and not finish it (I made it about 3/4 of the way on this one), but I had to do it with this one, as well as Hambly's other book I started to read "Wet Grave." The synopsis of this book, "Fever Season" sounded intriguing so I decided to give this author another try. Needless to say, I will not be reading anymore of this author's books. The characters are not well-introduced, and when they come up later in the story and they appear to play some part in the plot, you have to page back to find out where they came from, and sometimes I would still have trouble locating them, because they were mentioned for only a short time. I feel this book is overly "wordy." It impresses so much on historical jargon and facts of the time, that it is hard to follow for someone who is not familiar with New Orleans' history. I felt like the author was more interested in showcasing her knowledge of historic New Orleans than of developing her story. Some people may enjoy that, but I found it to be a drag.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553575279
Author:
Hambly, Barbara
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Cholera
Subject:
Freedmen
Subject:
Voodooism
Subject:
Music teachers
Subject:
African American men
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Benjamin January (Paperback)
Series Volume:
98-9
Publication Date:
19990504
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.94x4.17x1.13 in. .44 lbs.

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