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Jessica Shattuck

Biography

Jessica Shattuck

Jessica Shattuck is the award-winning author of THE HAZARDS OF GOOD BREEDING, which was 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, New Yorker, Glamour, Mother Jones, Wired and The Believer, among other publications. A graduate of Harvard University, she received her MFA from Columbia University. She lives with her husband and three children in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Jessica Shattuck

Books by Jessica Shattuck

by Jessica Shattuck - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany’s defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband’s ancestors. The widow of a resister murdered in the failed July 20, 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband’s brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows. As Marianne assembles a makeshift family from the ruins of her husband’s resistance movement, she is certain their shared pain and circumstances will hold them together. But she quickly discovers that the black-and-white, highly principled world of her privileged past has become infinitely more complicated, filled with secrets and dark passions that threaten to tear them apart.