This is a fun novel with parallel plot lines about the Seattle World’s Fair (in 1962) and an reporter’s experience investigating one of the Fair’s organizers decades later in 2001. As with a lot of historical fiction, the 1962 plot is peppered with references that come close to showing off the amount of research that went into Truth Like the Sun—as a Seattle native interested in the city’s history, I was happy to accept appearances from Elvis Presley and Lyndon Johnson in exchange for a detailed portrait of the Seattle I grew up in and the one forty years before that.