A New York Times Bestselling Author
Small World is an epic novel for now. Set against such backdrops as the California gold rush, the development of the transcontinental railroad, and a speeding train of modern-day strangers, it is grand entertainment that asks big questions. In exploring the passengers' lives and those of their ancestors, Small World chronicles 170 years of American nation-building. And it does it with a fullhearted, full-throttle pace that asks whether it is truly possible to meet, and survive, the choices posed - and forced - by the age. The result is a historical epic with a Dickensian flair, a grand entertainment that asks whether our nation has made good on its promises.