1906: A Novel

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Chronicle Books, Mar 3, 2005 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Now available in paperback, James Dalessandro's "riveting account of corruption, greed, and murder in the City by the Bay" (Dallas Morning News) was a best-seller in hardcoverand production has begun on a major motion picture. Set during the great San Francisco earthquake and fire, this page-turning historical novel reveals recently uncovered facts that forever change our understanding of what really happened. Narrated by a feisty young reporter, Annalisa Passarelli, the novel paints a vivid picture of the Post-Victorian city, from the mansions of Nob Hill to the underbelly of the Barbary Coast to the arrival of tenor Enrico Caruso and the Metropolitan Opera. Central to the story is the ongoing battlefought even as the city burnsthat pits incompetent and unscrupulous politicians against a coalition of honest police officers, newspaper editors, citizens, and a lone federal prosecutor. James Dalessandro weaves unforgettable characters and actual events into a compelling epic.

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User Review  - Bonnie - Goodreads

Wow! What an amazingly well researched book! While it wasn't a perfectly well-written book (the characters were either all wonderful or completely evil) and the scenes kept shifting without warning ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brittany Bogue - Goodreads

The audio book was excellent. The attention to historical detail made it very interesting and put the 1906 Fire in a new light. The end however started to feel a bit more like a B-Action movie with the emphasis on shoot-outs and revenge. Still, I would recommend it and listen to it again. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Born in Ohio and a screenwriter in Los Angeles for many years, James Dalessandro now lives in San Francisco where he teaches screenwriting. He is the author of Bohemian Heart and Citizen Jane.

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