The day we interviewed novelist Allison Pataki capped what had been a golden week for her. It began Feb. 11 when her first novel, The Traitor’s Wife, was released. It drew rave reviews from some of the most respected writers and historians in the country, and the morning of the interview sat at the top of the list for new releases at Amazon and number two of all Amazon books. In that week, she appeared on Fox and Friends, and Katie Couric told The Today Show audience that she couldn’t put it down. The full title of the work is The Traitor’s Wife: The Woman Behind Benedict Arnold and the Plan to Betray America. It is a work of finely-researched history presented in a page-turning fictional style, and the rave reviews are right on target. It’s a gem of a book, and we hope to see many more from Ms. Pataki.
By the way, if the name Pataki sounds familiar, it’s because she is the daughter of George Pataki, who served a dozen years as governor of New York.