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All Other Nights

A Novel

Hardcover

Dara Horn (Author)

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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.

Reviews

“Starred Review. A complex, multilayered, and thoroughly involving historical novel…a novel rich in human emotion and ambiguity. A triumph.” — Booklist

“A stunning historical novel that will challenge readers' preconceptions.” — Library Journal

“Horn propels the story at a thriller's pace; the mix of love and loyalty played out in a divided America is sublime.” — Publishers Weekly

“For a writer as young as Horn to be compared with Conrad shows what kind of league she's playing in.” — The Baltimore Sun

“Riveting…written in meticulous but energetic prose…Horn's most accomplished novel.” — The Forward

“Vibrant and compelling.” — The Los Angeles Times

“Stellar. . . . the propulsive, suspenseful narrative of an espionage thriller, [and] the larger moral dilemmas Horn weaves into an epic.” — The New York Post

“An enjoyably fast-paced amalgam of historical romance, spy novel and political thriller . . . . rare and memorable.” — The Wall Street Journal

“Slam-bang... superb...a gripping plot premise and a fascinatingly conflicted protagonist. …a marvelous variety of characters, each imagined with empathy and depth.” — The Washington Post

“A tale of adventure...betrayal and love, dignity and loss, that takes the breath away and makes the heart pound.” — Anne Roiphe

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