Lin Enger's New Novel, The High Divide
Friday, July 4, 2014 at 1:06PM
Keri Topouzian

I was fortunate enough to meet the author, Lin Enger in NYC at the BEA Conference and was able to obtain an advanced reading copy of his new novel. Lin weaves a tale based on historical facts and characters that slowly pulls you into the world of the Northwestern United States 150 years ago and keeps you there. A goal for all writers is to hook your reader and keep him/her interested in the story line. I was hooked early on and one of the aspects of the book that kept me interested is that I could not predict what was going to happen! A lot of times when you are reading a good story you can predict where the author is going and what is going to happen. Not with this novel. There are hints along the way as to how the tale will progress but only with reading on does the reader really find out.

I highly recommend this book not only for readers that enjoy historic fiction but to all who enjoy a unique thought-out novel that takes place in America's west, 150 years in the past. It's a novel, historical fiction, a mystery tale and all in one. Great job.

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