Cathy Lanigan

March Book Review 'The Cold Millions'

Mar 15, 2021

Just over a hundred years ago, Americans were battling over workers’ rights, police brutality, freedom of speech, and political corruption in ways that would feel remarkably familiar today. Cathy Lanigan reviews Jess Walter’s latest historical novel, The Cold Millions.

Little, Brown and Company

Great historical fiction combines engrossing entertainment with fresh details of places, times, and people different from our own. The best historical fiction does that and makes it relevant and meaningful today.

 

How do people in power use their office to control citizens? Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s historical fiction of Norway four hundred years ago feels surprisingly timely.