Book Review: The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott

This book is absolutely captivating.  It’s a tale of bootlegging, a government investigation to stop the smuggling, and a marriage gone awry.  It reads like a novel, but you’ll find it in the nonfiction stacks.  Abbot has researched the real-life case of George Remus and every phrase of dialog, detailed article of clothing, and weather reference comes from court transcripts and newspaper archives.  The story is compelling, and I’m mesmerized by the skillful craft of citing records to bring the story to life.

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