Wright, Jennifer L.

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The Girl from the Papers

In this Bonnie-and-Clyde tale with a redemptive twist, Wright (Come Down Somewhere) proves her literary chops and puts herself on the level of historical-fiction favorites like Susan Meissner and Fiona Davis.

Madame Restell: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Old New York’s Most Fabulous, Fearless, and Infamous Abortionist

Given the changing legislation on abortion, Wright’s extraordinary feminist history, featuring an impassioned performance by Wilson and a lively discussion between author and narrator, is essential for all library collections.

Come Down Somewhere

This is historical fiction as it is meant to be told: a glimpse (based on true events) through the eyes of people caught up in the maelstrom of world events beyond their control.

If It Rains

The treatment of historical events is gritty and unflinching, similar to other Dust Bowl fiction, like Susie Finkbeiner’s Cup of Dust and Kristin Hannah’s Four Winds. Character growth is the highlight of this novel, and the darkness of the subject is lessened somewhat by the love of two sisters and their fledgling faith.

She Kills Me: The True Stories of History’s Deadliest Women

This book of bite-size essays will appeal to fans of crime podcasts such as My Favorite Murder. Recommended for libraries seeking to diversify their true crime collections.

Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

The author's prose is jaunty, lively, and filled with references to contemporary cultural history, making this work a well-researched page-turner. Readers will get an intense dose of history, written in a not-hard-to-swallow style.

It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History

Wright's ability to blend historical facts with humor will make this book attractive to readers looking for a delightful page-turner, as well as those who enjoy the dynamic people who have been peppered throughout history. [See "Editors' Fall Picks," LJ 9/1/15, p. 29.]

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This book is a tour de force of biblical and cultural interpretation that deserves prayerful consideration by all would-be biblical interpreters. Very highly recommended for seminary, academic, and public libraries.

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