Love may be one of literature’s oldest topics but if an agile, exciting writer takes it on, love can feel new. The books on this week’s list grapple with modern love and the many ways we fall for one another nowadays (two of the books on this list are set in previous centuries but thoughtfully inject contemporary insights about love into old settings).
I SHALL BE NEAR TO YOU
"Based on often overlooked history, McCabe offers an extraordinary novel, one creating a memorable character through which we relive our national cataclysm."
McCabe's debut novel echoes with the Civil War battlefield's ear-shattering noise and gut-wrenching smells, but its heart is a shining story of enduring love.
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