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“An exceptionally moving and enthralling piece of historical fiction.”
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Whether or not readers are familiar with Chekhov, historical fiction lovers will want to read The Summer Guest in its entire page-turning splendor.
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The Borgia name conjures up larger-than-life history, sumptuous banquets, sexual license, and infamy.
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An abortionist, a whore, and a dope dealer walk into a bar . . .
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I suppose that part of the reason I enjoyed this book is because I grew up on a farm.