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A Window into the Past

by Jane K. Cleland If you want to know about a society’s values, mores, and conventions, look to the decorative elements common during that era. Join Novelist Jane K. Cleland as she reflects on different objects from the past to

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Recreating WWII Poland: A Novelist’s Trip Back in Time

by Jennifer Rosner “You’re going to Poland in December?” My family and friends asked. “Yes!” I answered, adding yet another thick pair of socks to my pack.

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The King of Ragtime

by Mariah Fredericks Author Mariah Fredericks sets the scene for her latest novel, Death of an American Beauty, as she traces the rise of ragtime in New York City in the early 1900s.

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Setting the Scene: Arizona in the Early 20th Century

by Nancy E. Turner Nancy E. Turner discusses her latest novel, Light Changes Everything, highlighting how the history and setting of Arizona in the early 1900s played into her character creation and development.

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How Jazz Changed the World

By Jessica Fellowes Jessica Fellowes discusses the history behind her recently released novel, The Mitford Scandal, focusing on the birth of jazz in America and its cultural impact on post-WWI London.

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