Books That Make You: Enjoy historical fiction.

Books That Make You: Enjoy historical fiction.

This week on Books That Make You host Desiree Duffy is talking about a Book That Make You get whisked away in a sweeping historical epic.

Books based on historical events that intertwine the lives of different characters can be some of the most immersive. Especially when researched and historically accurate, they can give us insights into different times and parts of the world. When fiction and history come together, it can be magical within the pages of that book.

Desiree talks to David L. Robbins. Since 1997, he’s published fifteen novels, made repeated visits to the NY Times bestsellers list, has had several of his works optioned for film, and has had five stage plays professionally produced. Also, David has taught advanced creative writing at the university level for fifteen years. He is always willing to lend a hand to other authors too.

David’s latest book is called Isaac’s Beacon. In it, the lives of three memorable characters—an Irgun fighter, a young woman farmer, and an American journalist—collide to shape an epic narrative of love, loss, violence, and courage.

David L. Robbins has been called “the Homer of World War II,” and he turns his mastery of the historical novel to another defining moment of the twentieth century: the birth of the state of Israel.

Join Desiree and her guest David L. Robbins for a talk about Isaac’s Beacon and more, Sunday night September 12th at 8 or 11 eastern on