A Gone With the Wind Revival?

As an author of Civil War era historical fiction, I was interested to see that Gone With the Wind has climbed into the Kindle top ten best seller list for historical fiction. It looks like a whole new generation of  readers is discovering this terrific novel. It’s also a great example of how e-readers are making books easier to handle–in the physical sense. The hardcover edition of GWTW runs to over 1,000 pages and after a while, it becomes a real a chore to simply hold up a book like that, no matter how fascinating the tale. With an e-reader, all books become the same size. There are doubtless many other physically daunting classics out there that may also enjoy e-book revivals (William Shirer’s Rise and Fall of the Third Reich comes to mind), not that I’ve read it. Anybody have any other favorite 1,000+ page books to add to the list?

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About glcraig

Gretchen Craig’s lush, sweeping tales deliver edgy, compelling characters who test the boundaries of integrity, strength, and love. Told with sensitivity, the novels realistically portray the raw suffering of people in times of great upheaval. Gretchen was born and raised in Florida. She’s lived in climates and terrain as diverse as the white beaches of the Gulf Coast, the rocky shores of Maine, and the dusty plains of Texas. Her awareness of place imbues every page with the smell of the bayous of Louisiana, the taste of gumbo in New Orleans, or the grit of a desert storm. Rich in compelling characters and historical detail, Always and Forever is a sweeping saga of Josie and Cleo, mistress and slave. Amid Cajuns and Creoles, the bonds between these two remarkable women are tested by prejudice, tragedy, and passion for one extraordinary man. Gretchen’s first novel won the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence for Mainstream with Romantic Elements and was chosen as an Editor’s Pick in the Historical Novel Society reviews. Ever My Love, winner of the Booksellers Best Award from the Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America, continues the story of Cleo and Josie’s families, of their struggle for principle, justice, and love in a world where the underpinnings of the plantation culture are crumbling. Crimson Sky, inspired by the pueblos, mountains, and deserts of New Mexico, evokes the lives of people facing neighboring marauders and drought. Now the march of Spanish Conquistadors up the Rio Grande threatens their homeland, their culture, and their entire belief system.
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