Lion and Leopard

A journey into a lost Philadelphia, an artist’s search for a new language of expression, and a tragedy that cuts it short.

“Nathaniel Popkin was born, it seems, with a preternatural talent for turning back the hands of time. Here, in this teeming novel about idealists, romanticists, schemers, and raconteurs, Popkin takes readers through the fields and down the streets of a roiling Philadelphia.” —Beth Kephart

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  • Lion and Leopard a finalist for Foreword Review 2013 book award

    13 March 2014

    TRAVERSE CITY, MI, March 13, 2014 — Foreword Reviews, the only review magazine solely dedicated to discovering new indie books, announced the finalists for its 16th Annual Book of the Year Awards today. Each year, Foreword shines a light on a small group of indie authors and publishers whose groundbreaking work stands out from the crowd.

  • Lion and Leopard an Editor’s Choice in HNR

    3 February 2014

    The Historical Novels Review, the journal of the Historical Novel Society, makes Lion and Leopard a February “Editor’s Choice.”

  • Lion and Leopard out in e-book editions

    27 January 2014

    You can now find Lion and Leopard on Nook and Kindle, and soon on iBook. Electronic editions contain interactive features, paintings key to the story, and character biographies.