All Other Nights: A Novel

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W. W. Norton & Company, Mar 8, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages

“Slam-bang... superb... masterful... gripping... marvelous.”—Washington Post

How is tonight different from all other nights? For Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union Army, it is a question his commanders have answered for him: on Passover, 1862, he is ordered to murder his own uncle, who is plotting to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. After this harrowing mission, Jacob is recruited to pursue another enemy agent—this time not to murder the spy, but to marry her. Based on real historical figures, this eagerly awaited novel from award-winning author Dara Horn delivers multilayered, page-turning storytelling at its best.

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How is this book different from all other Dara Horn books? This time it's Civil-War-era US and more linear than before, but it's still a story about parents and children and how people fall in love ... Read full review

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When Jacob Rappaport's father decides Jacob should marry the daughter of one of his business parters, Jacob runs away and joins the Union Army. Caught up in some of the battles of the Civil War, when ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Dara Horn is the author of five novels and one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. She has taught Jewish literature at Harvard, Sarah Lawrence College, and Yeshiva University. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children.

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