All Other Nights: A Novel tells the story of Jacob Rapport, a young Jew from Manhattan who runs away from home and joins the Union Army to escape his parents’ choice of fiancée. A New Yorker primed to climb the ranks of his father’s business might not seem the most likely candidate for a successful Civil War soldier, but Jacob displays a knack for doing what he’s told, and is eventually called on for some very high-stakes missions. Such as? Well, when Jacob’s superiors discover that he has relatives in New Orleans, including an uncle involved in a plot to assassinate President Lincoln, Jacob is recruited for his first task as a spy: to cross enemy lines disguised as a Confederate soldier and to murder his own uncle.
Jacob’s success at this heartbreaking mission proves his loyalty to the Union cause, and qualifies him for another challenge—this time to seduce and marry the daughter of one of his father’s Virginia business partners, a suspected Confederate spy. In this novel, author Dana Horn achieves a balance between compelling storytelling and deeper truths surrounding our personal and political identities.
We at Wonders & Marvels have three (3) copies of All Other Nights as our giveaway. To enter, simply answer in response to this question by 11:59 p.m. EST April 4, 2010:
Real or fictional, who is your favorite spy?
Good luck! (Sorry, at this time, books can only be shipped in the U.S.)