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Louis Bayard


Louis Bayard

In the words of the New York Times, Louis Bayard "reinvigorates historical fiction," rendering the past "as if he'd witnessed it firsthand."

Louis' affinity for bygone eras can be felt in both his recent young-adult novel, the highly praised LUCKY STRIKES, and in his string of critically acclaimed adult historical novels, which include ROOSEVELT'S BEAST, THE SCHOOL OF NIGHT, THE BLACK TOWER, THE PALE BLUE EYE and MR. TIMOTHY.

New York Times Notable author, he has been nominated for both the Edgar® and Dagger awards, and his story, “Banana Triangle Six,” was chosen for The Best American Mystery Stories 2018. He is also a nationally recognized essayist and critic whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and Salon. His other novels include FOOL'S ERRAND and ENDANGERED SPECIES (Alyson). An instructor at George Washington University, he is on the board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and was the author of the popular Downton Abbey recaps for the New York Times.

Louis Bayard

Books by Louis Bayard

by Louis Bayard - Historical Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

With her mama recently dead and her pa sight unseen since birth, Amelia is suddenly in charge of her younger brother and sister --- and of the family gas station. Harley Blevins, local king and emperor of Standard Oil, is in hot pursuit to clinch his fuel monopoly. To keep him at bay and keep her family out of foster care, Melia must come up with a father --- and fast. And so when a hobo rolls out of a passing truck, Melia grabs opportunity by its beard