Beverly Swerling is a writer, a consultant, and an avid amateur historian. She lives in New York City with her husband.
Swerling (City of Dreams, 2001, etc.) continues her series of "city of" novels celebrating the history of New York.
This installment finds an unhappy young man named Joshua Turner freshly returned to Manhattan from service in the Civil War, during which he's lost a leg along the way and now sports a peg in its place. Read full book review >