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Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Setting Lost Worlds of Privilege Old New York A Slice of Americana Frontier Life The Classical World At Sea Small Town and Village Life Hard Times Turbulence and Change The Corridors of Power A Long, Long Time Ago Exotic Locales The World's Great Cities Place as the Main Character Chapter 2: Character Royalty Rules A Large, But Well-Drawn Cast Women with True Grit The Writer's Plight Life Stories in the Arts Alternate Lifestyles The Apple and the Apple Tree Artful Mix: Combining the Real and the Fictional Unlikely Heroes Witness to Important Events From Here to There: The Story of Immigration Living Large Machiavellian Men-and Women I'm in This Alone Rebels with a Cause Brilliant Facsimile The Darker Side of Human Nature History's Forgotten Heroes Chapter 3: Story Cannot Bridge the Gap From the Other Side: Alternate Viewpoints Against the Odds: Acts of Courage Coming of Age Domestic Drama Almost Forever Politics as Usual Action-Packed Adventures Before You Know It: Quick Reads Best War Stories of All Time Medical and Scientific Adventures Take Your Time: Novels Not to Race Through Long Gone: The Journey or Quest Chapter 4: Language In Journal Form Descriptive-Highly Detailed It's All in the Voice Almost Archaic Dreamy All About Me: Fictional Autobiography Poetic, Spare Language Confessional Chapter 5: Mood and Atmosphere Flights of Fancy Great Romances In the Head: The Psychology of War Nostalgic, Elegiac Mysterious and Suspenseful Dark and Sinister Forces Inspiring and Uplifting Humor When the Fabric of the State Is Torn Spies among Us Warp and Weave Encountering Prejudice Index
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Fiction in libraries -- United States.
Historical fiction, American -- Bibliography.
Historical fiction, English -- Bibliography.
Readers' advisory services -- United States.
Public libraries -- United States -- Book lists.