Epley’s ‘A Passel of Hate’ named editor’s choice by Historical Novel Society Review

Published 6:00 pm Friday, June 15, 2012

Local author Joe Epley’s book “A Passel of Hate” was reviewed in the critically acclaimed Historical Novel Society Review recently. The review said, “Epley does a thrillingly effective job fleshing out his many characters (there are no one-dimensional heroes – or villains – here), and he lavishes attention on the kinds of real-world details too many historical novelists gloss over – readers will learn as much about trail rations and camp organization as about higher political ideology, and Epley’s undemonstratively evocative prose and tightly controlled narrative keep it all interesting right up to a well-orchestrated climax at the battle of Kings Mountain and its bittersweet aftermath. Enthusiastically recommended.”
The society’s international journal also named the book an “Editor’s Choice.”
– article submitted
by Joe Epley

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