Post­ed by Nat Bern­stein

A year and a half after the pass­ing of the reign­ing god­fa­ther of his­tor­i­cal fic­tion,” a new col­lec­tion of fif­teen sto­ries writ­ten, select­ed, revised, and ordered by E. L. Doc­torow him­self comes out Jan­u­ary 2017:

You have to admire the under­stat­ed design of the book cov­er. The off-cen­ter posi­tion­ing of the styl­ized ini­tial height­ens the impact of the graph­ic and lures the read­er to fol­low the sub­tle arrow of the arc aligned with the volume’s edge and open the book. It cap­tures a feel­ing of for­ward motion, throw­ing into relief Doctorow’s capac­i­ty to tell sto­ries of the future by set­ting them in the past. Pick up a copy of Doc­torow: Col­lect­ed Sto­ries and you’ll see what I mean.

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Nat Bern­stein is the for­mer Man­ag­er of Dig­i­tal Con­tent & Media, JBC Net­work Coor­di­na­tor, and Con­tribut­ing Edi­tor at the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and a grad­u­ate of Hamp­shire College.