Bookpage.com called The Orphanmaster one of the “most buzzed-about debuts of 2012,” grouping it with “several promising first novels vying for a spot in your beach bag this summer.”
Hurray for The Orphanmaster‘s first appearance in the press! (That I know of, anyway.)
I’m posting some fun essays on the Orphanmaster page on this site later today, about fashion and food and the role of nature in the lives of Blandine and Drummond and the other characters. So look for these short articles. Lots of beautiful illustrations, mainly of the Golden Age in Holland, to reflect the rich-to-overflowing world the New Amsterdam colonists came out of.