City of Promise

In 2002's City of Dreams, Beverly Swerling looked back to the earliest settlement of Manhattan to frame her engaging multi-generational saga of the Turner family. Her fourth volume brings us to the close of the Civil War as wounded veteran soldier Joshua Turner returns to play a vital role in New York's transformation into a modern metropolis.  But he must also face a plot connected to a notorious Confederate prison in this sweeping, suspenseful read.

April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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