She Writes Press

Stitching a Life: An Immigration Story

By Mary Helen Fein - Published 2020


Children/Young Adult

Stitching a Life begins in Lithuania, in 1900, where Max, the oldest son of a Jewish family is about to turn 12. When the Russian ...Read Review

Estelle: A Novel

By Linda Stewart Henley - Published 2020


The art world is not notable for instant success – we’ve all praised debut novels, but have you ever heard of an amazing ...Read Review

The Aloha Spirit

By Linda Ulleseit - Published 2020


Spanning almost thirty years in the 20th century, The Aloha Spirit follows the life of Dolores. She is left behind on the Big ...Read Review

Playground Zero

By Sarah Relyea - Published 2020


In 1968 the Rayson family leaves Washington, DC for Berkeley. Their new home is not far from protest centers spawned by Dr. King’s ...Read Review

The Nun’s Betrothal

By Ida Curtis - Published 2020


The nun referred to in the title is young, beautiful Gilda, who has not yet taken her vows. It’s a good thing, ...Read Review

Beyond the Ghetto Gates: A Novel

By Michelle Cameron - Published 2020


Shortly after being appointed Commander-in-chief in 1796, Napoleon invades Italy and forces the withdrawal of Austria. When he reaches the city of Ancona, he ...Read Review

The Pelton Papers

By Mari Coates - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

This beautifully rendered biographical novel imagines the vibrant interior world of 20th-century artist Agnes Pelton. Forgotten after her death in 1961, Pelton is having ...Read Review

A Ritchie Boy

By Linda Kass - Published 2020


“O Lord,” prays the optimist, “please make bad people good and good people … interesting!” Linda Kass’s lovely novel in stories may be ...Read Review

Beginning with Cannonballs

By Jill McCroskey Coupe - Published 2020



In Knoxville, Tennessee, in the mid-South in 1951, Hanna and Gail grow up as near twins in a middle class household. That is, they ...Read Review

A Child Lost: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel

By Michelle Cox - Published 2020



This fifth in the award-winning Henrietta and Inspector Clive Howard series, set in Depression-era Chicago, finds Henrietta in mourning after a miscarriage but ...Read Review