Susanna Hall, Her Book

ISBN 978-0-9780054-8-1

Paperback, 154 pages

Fish Gotta Swim Editions

May 15, 2022

From the publisher: “It’s July, 1643, and Susanna Hall has just been told that a visitor has arrived at the door of New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon. Susanna, the widow of physician John Hall, and the eldest daughter of William Shakespeare, has reasons for not wanting to host Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles 1, in her home. A civil war is raging, with skirmishes fought close to Stratford and an injured boy lies under Susanna’s roof, needing her skills as healer. Where should she place her loyalties? Who can Susanna trust in order to keep her patient and her family safe? In this taut novella, Jennifer Falkner creates a richly imagined tapestry in which ghosts hover, plants are gathered, potions are concocted, secrets are hidden, and the reader is led through a moment in history, both personal and prophetic, and as potent as any in recent fiction.”

“…a gorgeous and haunting novella…” —Kerry Clare, author of Waiting for a Star to Fall.

“Tense and haunting, Susanna Hall, Her Book, is a wonderful addition to the body of fiction on the Shakespeare family, and one which takes Susanna and truly makes her the heroine of her own story, as the title declares.” —The Miramichi Reader.

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