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All Our Yesterdays by Joel H. Morris
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Mar 12, 2024 | ISBN 9780593715383

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A New York Times Book Review Recommended Historical Fiction Title
A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Book
A Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Pick
A BookBub Best Historical Fiction Pick
A Library Journal 2024 Star So Far

“All Our Yesterdays is already drawing comparisons to Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet should have literature nerds frothing at the bit.” Paste

“Lady Macbeth is surely one of our most instantly recognizable characters, a shorthand now for heartless and overweening ambition. In All Our Yesterdays, Morris has given her the deep, nuanced, and complicated backstory she deserves. With witches! Thoroughly engrossing, highly recommended.” –Karen Joy Fowler, author of Booth and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

“Hail, Macbeth! A stunning meditation on the auspiciousness of silence, and intergenerational anguish. The evolution of Shakespeare’s Medea is a marvel to behold by Morris’s pen. I could not put this book down.” –Isa Arsén, author of Shoot the Moon

“[A] beautiful interpretation, which is so rich in its descriptions and well-crafted characters. . . A most enjoyable setup for the Scottish play.” Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Thoughtful, eerie, and full of medieval magic, Morris’ take on the much-maligned lady will perhaps have you rooting for her and her partner, or at least, feeling some sympathy for her quest of vengeance.” –CrimeReads

“All characters are drawn with inventiveness and depth. . . Entirely illuminating. . . [A] beautifully realized tale of a daughter, mother, and wife ultimately at the mercy of Fate’s unknowable interventions.” Booklist

“Outstanding. . . What really makes the novel a standout [is] how seamlessly [Morris] incorporates elements of Shakespeare’s play into the narrative while still making the work his own. . . Highly recommend[ed] to anyone who enjoys well-crafted historical fiction, particularly narratives set in the Middle Ages.” BookBrowse

“[A] wonderfully atmospheric novel. Morris drops the reader into a fully realized 11th-century world with all the sights and sounds. Carefully chosen words and small details shape this fearful and foreboding world. . . [A] rich study of one of the most vilified literary characters.” Historical Novels Review

“As sharp and cutting as an obsidian dagger, Joel H. Morris’s All Our Yesterdays dives deep into Lady Macbeth’s backstory, replacing desire with fear, calculation with grief, and loss, not ambition, as the spark that ignites her bloody journey. You’ll never read Shakespeare’s play the same way again.” –Liz Michalski, author of Darling Girl
“A gorgeous evocation of a mother and son in a prison of their own too-powerful story, All Our Yesterdays is a triumph of both research and imagination, a heartbreaking and revelatory read.” –Jennifer Croft, author of The Extinction of Irena Rey

“Richly atmospheric, All Our Yesterdays takes the familiar material as a departure point and gives fresh voice to a woman maligned by history, tracing a mother’s unlikely rise to power and infusing it with political intrigue, dark magic, and the searing heartache of parenthood.” –Olga Grushin, author of The Charmed Wife and Forty Rooms

“Intriguing. . . Crisp, no-nonsense prose conveys the narrative’s gathering darkness [and] Morris intelligently explores the era’s gender dynamics. . . [An] entertaining prequel to Shakespeare’s complex and haunting tragedy.” Publishers Weekly

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