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The Women in the Castle
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Jessica Shattuck is the New York Times bestselling author of The Women in the Castle, The Hazards of Good Breeding, a New York Times Notable Book and finalist for the PEN/Winship Award, and Perfect Life. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Glamour, Mother Jones, and Wired, among other publications.

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"Fans of The Nightingale and other classic World War II stories will fall in love with this compelling new perspective on women at war."--Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Before the War and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
"A vivid and gripping tale of endurance in the wake of World War II. . . . The writing is magnificent, as is Shattuck's ability to render unimaginable circumstances with tremendous clarity and compassion. A joy to read, this is a beautiful and important book."--Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest
"I couldn't put Jessica Shattuck's gorgeous novel down, an intricate and intimate portrait of the lives of three women whose fates draw them together in WWII Germany. A wonderful, wonderful read."--Janice Y.K. Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Piano Teacher and The Expatriates
"A virtuoso of time and place, Jessica Shattuck has created a heart-smashingly good story that will change the way you look at current events, and leave you asking, 'What would I do if I were in these characters' shoes?' Powerful and prescient, an important book everyone should read."--Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Songs of Willow Frost
"Vivid and beautifully written . . . With extraordinary skill, knowledge, and insight, Jessica Shattuck transports us to Germany in the aftermath of World War II and into the lives of three powerfully drawn and memorable women. Compelling and very satisfying."--Jill McCorkle, New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life
"If you're a historical fiction fan, this will be your new favorite novel of 2017. It's so emotionally powerful there's a chance the literary-induced chills will stay with you well into summer."--Redbook Magazine, 20 Books By Women You Must Read This Spring
"The reader is fully immersed in the experiences of these women, the choices they make, and the burdens they carry. . . . a rich, potent, fluently written tale of endurance and survival."--Booklist (starred review)
"If you love historical fiction, this is your must-read book: It's captivating, fascinating, and incredibly faithful to the events as they happened, and Jessica Shattuck reveals an entirely new side of what it's like to be a woman in wartime."--Newsweek
"Moving . . . Shattuck's achievement--beyond unfolding a plot that surprises and devastates--is in her subtle exploration of what a moral righteousness looks like in the aftermath of the war, when communities and lives must be rebuilt, together."--New York Times Book Review
"A masterful epic."--People Magazine
"A poignant, World War II page-turner."--Marie Claire
"Offers a mesmerizing new look at the aftermath of the war . . . with insight and empathy, The Women in the Castle stands tall among the literature that reveals new truths about one of history's most tragic eras."--USA Today
"Riveting and emotional, The Women in the Castle is a WWII story like you've never seen before."--Bustle
"For your friend who loves a good war drama. About a woman who plays castle with other war widows across Germany post WWII."--The Skimm
"A must-read!"--New York Post
"Well-researched . . . Shattuck manages to be both morally tough-minded and remarkably empathetic."--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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