A novel about Vivian, a young Irish girl sent by rail from a New York City tenement to Minnesota in the early 1900s. She was one of thousands of abandoned children sent to live with rural families for a better life. But not all ended up in loving homes.
Sherlock Holmes, the fictional genius of deductive reasoning, is a famous figure, but far less is known about his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A previously unpublished collection of his letters offers new insights into the real life character behind the literary world’s beloved detective.
- Daniel Stashower author of the Conan Doyle biography "Teller of Tales" and co-editor of "Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters." His most recent book is "The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe and the Invention of Murder." A two-time Edgar award winner, he is the author of five mystery novels.
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