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Interview: John Jakes, author of Charleston

Aug 9, 2002

August 9, 2002

John Jakes has been a dominant force in historical fiction for decades, beginning with his highly successful eight volumes of THE KENT FAMILY CHRONICLES, followed by the NORTH AND SOUTH trilogy. His character-rich storylines take on epic proportions when set against the panoramic backdrop of our American heritage. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's Ann Bruns, Jakes shares his views on America's painful struggles for unity and his passion for recreating those stories.