Charlie, how great to see you posting! I have heard many good things about In "The Fullness of Time" and wondered if it changed your perception of Warren G. Harding? Did it make you want to read more about him and his administration? Thanks for mentioning this book. I will look for it at the library.
Having grown up in Marion (and still living here), I've found that Harding has always been part of my everyday life. Vince Nicolosi and I both graduated together at the high school named for the 29th president. Every day I find myself passing his home or his magnificent tomb. I guess that's what made the book so enjoyable for me. The places and names cited in the book were those I grew up with. My grandfather even worked for the real Hamilton family that figured so prominently in the book and even my own family name gets a brief mention. The tomb is featured on the book jacket, but the photo doesn't do justice to the actual view. It is the largest marble monument outside of Washington, DC.
Vince told me that the book is doing very well in England and India, which he found surprising. For a first time novelist, I think he did a marvelous job - no Harper Lee, mind you - and I hope he can continue writing.