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An Affair of Honor

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An Affair of Honor by Richard Marius
Aug 08, 2012 | ISBN 9780307824288

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Praise for After the War by Richard Marius

"A rich and wonderful novel . . . an old-fashioned blockbuster chock full of wildness and enough excitement for three novels . . . It moved me, made me laugh out loud, broke my heart, and made me so tense that at several points I could barely turn the pages . . . The man is a consummate storyteller and a loving, wise, and compassionate writer."
-Robert Ward, New York Times Book Review

"It’s not merely good. It is amazingly good . . . a feast of Americana, rich in history and biography, riveting in plot, lavish in humanity, graced at all points by keen intelligence and masterful prose."
-Andy Solomon, The Boston Globe

"He has created a blockbuster . . . After the War earns its accolades because of its broad vision and superb storytelling . . . It is a tribute to Richard Marius’s talent that after all he writes you want to hear more, not less."
-William Rodarmor, San Francisco Chronicle

"Sumptuous . . . a big novel packed with classic themes: the deadly consequences of ambition and greed; the heaven-bound quest of the soul; industrial progress vs. the agrarian ideal; the ties that bind parents to children, men to women, people to place."
-Margarita Fichtner, The Miami Herald

"A loving if unrelenting vision of the South . . . both a big, old-fashioned book stuffed with hardy characters and adorable eccentrics, and a daring assault on all such sentimentality."
-Paul Skenazy, The Chicago Tribune

"Casts a burnished spell. The moonshine whiskey is potent, and religion is as lethal as the Spanish Flu that rakes the country in 1918. The Tennessee townpeople provide plenty of Scotch-Irish humor. This is fine, somber writing."
-Cary Holladay, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"’Magnificent’ describes the expansiveness of Mr. Marius’s vision and the eloquence of the captivating prose he sculpts with masterly precision to convey that era’s [World War I] multifaceted complexity."
-Bob Summer, The Atlanta Constitution

"I flat-out love this book-it is poignant, wise, commonsensical, mature, and insightful. In short, Richard Marius has given us a great and glorious novel, fun to read and yet a true work of art which deserves a permanent position on major literary lists."
-Tom C. Armstrong, The Nashville Tennessean

"One of the most remarkable novels I’ve ever read, a panoramic saga of life and love and hatred and violence, a compelling story that is almost impossible to put down . . . deserves to be recognized as one of the great contemporary novels."
-Don McKinney, The Hilton Head Packet

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