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Truth And Fiction

May 2024
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In your special issue in which folks picked their favorite historical novels (October), there were numerous mentions of Tom Berger’s Little Big Man , which was published at Dial at the time I was running Dell/Delacorte and we had just acquired Dial. I know the book well and am an admirer of it. However, I subsequently founded Arbor House, and one of my early titles was Willie Remembers , by Irvin Faust. It is easily the most imaginative and hilarious and, by purposeful juxtapositions of events and historical figures, the best novel of Americana that I’ve ever read. Well, it’s somewhat rivaled by a more recent novel I’ve done in my eponymously named company called Outlaw , by Warren Kiefer.

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