Laura's Reviews > All Other Nights

All Other Nights by Dara Horn
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
728791
's review
May 04, 09

bookshelves: to-read, historical-fiction

From Good reads review:
A gripping epic about the great moral struggles of the Civil War. How is tonight different from all other nights? For Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union army, it is a question his commanders have answered for him: on Passover in 1862 he is ordered to murder his own uncle, who is plotting to assassinate President Lincoln. After that night, will Jacob ever speak for himself? The answer comes when his commanders send him on another mission—this time not to murder a spy but to marry one. A page-turner rich with romance and the history of America (North and South), this is a book only Dara Horn could have written. Full of insight and surprise, layered with meaning, it is a brilliant parable of the moral divide that still haunts us: between those who value family first and those dedicated, at any cost, to social and racial justice for all.

likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read All Other Nights.
sign in »

No comments have been added yet.