Books The Twelve Rooms Of The Nile by Enid Shomer Paperback, 449 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $16 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Twelve Rooms Of The NileAuthorEnid Shomer Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Hardcover, 449 pages, Simon & Schuster, $26, published August 21 2012 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Twelve Rooms Of The NileAuthorEnid Shomer Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert meet on a mid-19-century journey up the Nile and become unlikely soul mates. Genres: Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Twelve Rooms Of The Nile New In Paperback Aug. 19-25: Famous Encounters, Romance On The Nile And A Family Murder August 19, 2013 In softcover fiction, Enid Schomer imagines Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert meeting on the Nile, and Bill Roorbach follows siblings trying to solve their parents' murder. In nonfiction, Craig Brown collects stories of encounters between famous people. Review Best Books Of 2012 Time Passages: The Year's Best Historical Fiction December 6, 2012 To bring the past to life and make it matter, historical fiction must do more than conjure up an exotic backdrop for a conventional story. These six books challenge our preconceptions and help show how the past shaped the world we live in today.