--is a true literary triumph."
"Bill Pearl's Hearts on Fire, Paris 1968 is an utterly compelling portrait of a transformative period of history. Through his memorable depictions of French, American, and Asian characters--in the streets and bistros and boudoirs of Paris--Bill Pearl's novel makes the madness and glory of this fabled moment in history come alive as never before. Like other stories of tumultuos times--I think of Orwell's Homage to Catalonia and Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls--Hearts on Fire, Paris 1968 shows how the personal and the political, in the midst of a terror-filled time, are joined. And his creation of a young American 's journey of discovery--and his discovery of love in the midst of revolution --is a true literary triumph."
- Jay Neugeboren Award-winning author of Imagining Robert, The Other Side of the World, Max Baer and the Star of David, 1940, Transforming Madness, etc.