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Allison Pataki



Allison Pataki is the New York Times bestselling author of The Traitors Wife and The Accidental Empress. She graduated Cum Laude from Yale University with a major in English and spent several years writing for TV and online news outlets. The daughter of former New York State Governor George E. Pataki, Allison is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and FoxNews.com, as well as a member of The Historical Novel Society. Allison lives in Chicago with her husband. To learn more and connect with Allison visit AllisonPataki.com or on Twitter @AllisonPataki.

Genres: Historical
 
Novels
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Picture Books
   Nelly Takes New York (2019) (with Marya Myers)
   Poppy Takes Paris (2020) (with Marya Myers)
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Non fiction
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Allison Pataki recommends
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The Magician's Lie (2015)
Greer Macallister
"The Magician's Lie is a rich tale of heart-stopping plot turns, glittering prose, and a cast of complex, compelling characters. Reader beware: those who enter Macallister's delicious world of magic and mystery won't wish to leave!"
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Stolen Beauty (2017)
Laurie Lico Albanese
"A powerful and important tale of love and war, art and family… I was transported."
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The Girls in the Picture (2018)
Melanie Benjamin
"Melanie Benjamin's The Girls in the Picture is a scintillating journey back in time to the gritty and glamorous days of old Hollywood. With elegant prose and delicious historical detail, Benjamin delivers a timely tale of female friendship--and the powerful duo who dared to dream beyond the narrow roles into which they'd been cast."
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Ecstasy (2018)
Mary Sharratt
"In Ecstasy, Mary Sharratt plunges the reader into the tumultuous and glamorous fin de siècle era, bringing to life its brilliant and beguiling leading lady. Finally, Alma Mahler takes center stage, surging to life as so much more than simply the female companion to the brilliant and famous men who loved her. Sharratt's portrait is poignant and nuanced, her novel brimming with rich historic detail and lush, evocative language."
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The Kennedy Debutante (2018)
Kerri Maher
"Maher beautifully mixes the red-blooded American iconography of the Kennedys with the delicious and Downton Abbey-esque grandeur of Britain's upper crusts...[Kick] proves a poignant and captivating subject, and her story will make your heart lurch in the best possible ways."
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Marilla of Green Gables (2018)
Sarah McCoy
"Sarah McCoy has given readers a precious gift: the opportunity to step back into the world of Avonlea, and the chance to get to know Marilla Cuthbert as a leading lady in her own right. In McCoy's skillful and sensitive hands, Marilla emerges as a heroine of depth, complexity, and heart. I savored my time with this cast of old friends, enjoying the dilemma of whether to speed through these compelling pages or to pause and relish everything about the lovely world imagined within them."
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A Well Behaved Woman (2018)
Therese Anne Fowler
"To step into Therese Anne Fowler's stunning novel is to step into Alva Vanderbilt's rarefied world of sprawling homes, delicious society intrigue, and incomparable Gilded Age luxury. But there's so much more to this world than appearances would indicate--as Alva and the reader both learn. Fowler's heroine is drawn with care and complexity, a woman of exquisite taste and depth, and one who dares to dream beyond the stifling role which society has assigned her."
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The Orphan's Song (2019)
Lauren Kate
"The Orphan's Song plunges the reader into the streets and canals of eighteenth-century Venice, where the world of Carnivale roils with music, love, and intrigue. Lauren Kate is a masterful storyteller, with a stunning command of her rich historical material and the ability to draw forth the beautiful and intimate songs of the human heart."

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