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Karen Abbott

2022 Books in Bloom Author

Karen Abbott is the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City, American Rose, and Liar Temptress Soldier Spy, named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, and Amazon. She has written for, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington PostSmithsonian Magazine, and other publications. Her newest book, The Ghosts of Eden Park, is an instant New York Times bestseller, an Indie Next pick, an Amazon best book of August, and a top fall title for both Newsweek and Publishers Weekly, which, in a starred review, called it “a real-life page turner that will appeal to fans of Erik Larson.” The Wall Street Journal calls The Ghosts of Eden Park “vibrant and enormously readable,” and names Abbott “one of the masters of the art” of narrative nonfiction.


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