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Review of ‘The Electric Hotel’

Dominic Smith’s engaging new novel, The Electric Hotel, offers a deep dive into the history of early cinema. In the early 1960s, Claude Ballard, a retired French filmmaker, lives in a run-down hotel. When approached by a young graduate student named Martin Embry about the long-lost film masterpiece The Electric Hotel, Ballard is reluctant to…

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Best historical fiction of the summer

Set your Out of Office as “Currently on vacation to another place and time and absolutely will not be responding to emails,” because this season’s historical fiction books are some of the best. Read on for our 10 favorites.


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