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Dec 05, 2023 | ISBN 9780385546874

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“With exquisite prose and gripping immediacy, Ariel Lawhon recreates the extraordinary story of Martha Ballard, a real-life yet little-known midwife and healer in Maine who kept a diary in the years after the American Revolution. The Frozen River is so vivid, so textured and multilayered, that I felt I’d opened a door and entered post-revolutionary America, walking beside Lawhon’s compelling characters in a time and place riven by hardship, disease, and misogyny, but also intense love and searing natural beauty. This novel was unlike anything I’d read before, and it left me awe-struck.”
–Lauren Belfer, New York Times bestselling author of City of Light and Ashton Hall

“A richly satisfying drama . . . A vivid, exciting page-turner from one of our most interesting authors of historical fiction.”
Kirkus, starred review

“The stirring story of one woman’s quest for justice. . . Lawhon combines modern prose with the immediacy of her source material, making for an accessible and textured narrative. This accomplished historical powerfully speaks to centuries-old inequities that remain in the present day.”
–Publishers Weekly

Praise for Code Name Helene
“A compulsively readable account of a little-known yet extraordinary historical figure—Lawhon’s best book to date.” Kirkus, starred review
“Magnificent. . . Lawhon carries us into the heart of the French resistance [and] into the mind of a badass heroine with uncanny instincts who takes on the Nazis and men’s arrogant sexism with uncommon bravado. . . Even long after the last page is turned, this astonishing story of Wake’s accomplishments will hold readers in its grip.” Booklist, starred review

“Readers will be transfixed by the story of a woman who should be a household name.” Library Journal, starred review
Praise for I Was Anastasia

“Effortless, eloquent prose transports the reader via a dramatic, suspenseful and satisfying work of historical fiction.” —USA Today
“Told with masterful intensity and moments of true human compassion.” —Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Before the War
“Ariel Lawhon is a masterful storyteller; I Was Anastasia is a wild ride, extravagant with its vivid sensory experiences and page turning suspense. Inspired by history, and infused with imagination and intrigue, this novel satisfies with every twist and turn.” —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis and Surviving Savannah
“Was Anna Anderson really the only survivor of the Romanovs or was she a persistent fraud? Somehow, Lawhon, a masterly writer, not only leads her readers to ponder this riddle, but to care about it as well. This is a deft and deeply moving saga.” —Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean
“I don’t know what’s most impressive about I Was Anastasia: the wildly inventive structure, the ferocious heroine (or is it two?), or the dark, twisted questions it raises about the stories we tell—both to others and to ourselves. Ariel Lawhon has written a gorgeous, haunting puzzle of a book that will grip you until the final page.” —Abbott Kahler, New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar Temptress Soldier Spy

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