“The best American novel of the year.” — Guardian

“The Great Mistake is a great New York story…Green lived a life—and Lee does it appropriately epic justice.” —Entertainment Weekly

“A stunning new novel.”The Times

“Ingenious…This may be historical fiction, but Jonathan Lee makes his own rules…I wish there were more novels like it.” —The Sunday Times

“An exceptional work of historical fiction about one of the key figures in the development of 19th-century New York City.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“A great novel of New York.” —Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You

“Jonathan Lee is so enviably talented it leaves the reader breathless.” —Stephanie Danler, author of Sweetbitter

“The Great Mistake is a wonder and a delight.” —Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife

The Great Mistake