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Sarah L. Johnson

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Reference librarian, readers' advisor, avid historical fiction reader, NBCC member. Book review editor for the Historical Novels Review, Booklist reviewer, and NoveList contributor. Winner of the American Library Association's Louis Shores Award for book reviewing (2012). Blogging at Reading the Past since 2006.

I live out in the country in east central Illinois with my husband, too many cats, and an even larger number of books.


Average rating: 4.50 · 28 ratings · 5 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Historical Fiction: A Guide...
4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2005
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4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2009
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The Winter Folly, one of the choices in my recent gallery of new country house novels, is a massive, juicy gothic saga. A splashy beach read, but with chills an intriguing combination. I barely noticed its 500-page length and gobbled it up in just over a day.

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“I really didn't realize the librarians were, you know, such a dangerous group.
They are subversive. You think they're just sitting there at the desk, all quiet and everything. They're like plotting the revolution, man. I wouldn't mess with them.”
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