Thorndike Press

American Histories: Stories

  • John Edgar Wideman
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  • ISBN-10: 1432863150
  • ISBN-13: 9781432863159
  • DDC: SC
  • Shipping Weight: 1.10 lbs ( .50 kgs)
  • 322 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released April 2019

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Featuring highly acclaimed and bestselling historical fiction that embraces a wide range of sub-genres, including: literary, romance, adventure, mystery, frontier fiction, and fictional biographies.



In this singular collection, John Edgar Wideman, the acclaimed author of Writing to Save a Life, blends the personal, historical, and political to invent complex, charged stories about love, death, struggle, and what we owe each other. With characters ranging from everyday Americans to Jean-Michel Basquiat to Nat Turner, American Histories is a journey through time, experience, and the soul of our country. Navigating an extraordinary range of subject and tone, Wideman challenges the boundaries of traditional forms and delivers unforgettable, immersive narratives that touch the very core of what it means to be alive. This is Wideman at his best.