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Julie Lekstrom Himes

Julie Lekstrom Himes

Julie Lekstrom Himes' short fiction has been published in Shenandoah, The Florida Review (Editor's Choice Award 2008), Fourteen Hills (nominated for Best American Mysteries 2011), and elsewhere. Mikhail and Margarita is her debut novel. She lives with her family in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

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Upcoming events

Join Julie Lekstrom Himes as she tours the East Coast to celebrate the release of her debut novel MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA.
Concord, MA
April 30, 03:00pm
Join The Concord Bookshop, when Julie Lekstrom Himes presents MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA, a historic novel set in 1930s Russia.

Latest reviews

  • "This book is a timely gem."
    — Lit Hub, Mar 6 2017
  • "A book about authoritarian crackdown on speech and satire that is sadly timely."
    — Flavorwire, Feb 28 2017
  • "The book is brilliant – it speaks of passionate love, more passionate ideals, and the regime that will not allow any of this."
    — The Hungry Reader, Feb 20 2017
  • "Himes’s confident, carefully crafted debut novel...adeptly details brutality and betrayal as well as creativity and the uncertainties of censorship..."
    — Publishers Weekly (Starred Review), Jan 30 2017
  • "Drawing inspiration from Bulgakov's novel, The Master and Margarita, unpublished in his lifetime, Himes pens a whirlwind tale of romance and intrigue that approximates, if not exceeds, the talents of one of Russia's most heralded authors."
    — Library Journal, Jan 27 2017

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