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H. S. Cross returns to “a school as nuanced and secretive as J. K. Rowling’s Hogwarts” (The Rumpus) in Age of Grace, the sequel to her coming-of-age novel Wilberforce.

St. Stephen’s Academy, Yorkshire, 1931. A world unto itself, populated by boys reveling in life’s first big mistakes and men still learning how to live with the consequences of their own. They live a cloister
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Hardcover, 544 pages
Published April 9th 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
A DRC was provided by Edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Among the small but game group of readers that managed to make their way through H.C. Cross’s first novel, Wilberforce, there has been growing anticipation and dread at the upcoming appearance of the next book, Grievous. I managed to mentally bushwack my way through Cross’s first tome’s worth of plummy prose, myriad males of all ages, byzantine plotting and absolute immersion in the sealed, claustrophobic public school worl
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My review of this book will appear in Historical Novels Review 88 (May 2019).
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H. S. Cross was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She was educated at Harvard College and has taught at Friends Seminary, among other schools. She lives in New York. Wilberforce is her debut novel, and she is currently working on a second book set at St. Stephen's Academy.


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