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Allison Pataki

Allison Pataki is the author of the New York Times bestselling historical novel, The Traitor’s Wife. She graduated Cum Laude from Yale University with a major in English and spent several years writing for TV and online news outlets. The daughter of former New York State Governor George E. Pataki, Allison is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and FoxNews.com. Allison lives in Chicago with her husband. To learn more and connect with Allison visit AllisonPataki.com. 
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Allison Pataki: What Are You Reading?

Allison Pataki talks about the joy of reading Victor Hugo's Les Misables, after being a fan of the musical for her entire life.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Never, never, never give up." -- Winston Churchill

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November 10, 2014

That is, hands down, the most common question I get asked every time I speak to a book club or attend a book signing.

Several years ago, while walking my dogs in the woods of upstate New York, I came across a faded, nondescript historical marker. Always up for an impromptu history lesson, I paused to read the brief blurb about the trail, known as ‘Arnold’s Flight.’

A few paragraphs told me what locals to the area already knew: that I was walking the same trail traversed by General Benedict Arnold, centuries earlier, when he fled from George Washington to the British warship, HMS Vulture. Most American school children grow... see more

November 10, 2014

I love books. I love reading them, I love discussing them, I love writing them. I love immersing myself into a great story and having the opportunity to see a new world through a fresh set of eyes. My 98-year-old grandmother once told me: “As long as I have a good book, I will never be lonely.” I feel the same way.

I guess I should have known from the beginning that I wanted to be a writer. I had the great fortune of growing up in upstate New York, in the Hudson River Valley. As the third of four kids, I would often wander off into the woods behind my backyard and spend hours, alone, totally absorbed in my own imaginings. I’d... see more

November 10, 2014

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Empress Elisabeth, or Sisi, was and continues to be a... see more

November 10, 2014

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Why should we, as American readers, care about Sisi and... see more

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