Novels by Stacia Pelletier

Praise for

The Half Wives

“The developing San Francisco of the 1890s becomes a rich background for these three as they play out their messy, somber, intertwined fates.” – New York Times Book Review

“Gorgeous details – Rivets the reader’s attention to the last humbling page.” – Historical Novel Society

“Moving and enthralling…Keeps readers hooked right up to the book’s satisfying conclusion.” – Publishers Weekly

“Part historical fiction, part heartbreaking romance, part bildungsroman, this book takes readers on a journey rich with detail and darkness.” – Seattle Book Review

“Well-crafted characters struggling alone with shared grief furnishes a coursing river on which this intriguing story effortlessly flows. Tough to put down.” – Kirkus

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Accidents of Providence

Praise for Accidents:

“Dangerous Liaisons: A 17th century heroine for our times…[A] delightfully seditious heroine…Brown introduces a wonderful cast of supporting characters…. For all its period detail, this debut seems remarkably modern in its depiction of love and politics—proof that a historical novel can be educational and entertaining, and nothing like homework.” 

—O, The Oprah Magazine

“A heart-poundingly vivid, intellectually provocative account. . . A romping good read that is character-driven yet intellectually provocative on issues of law, religion and morality—historical fiction at its best.”

—Kirkus, STARRED review

“Debut novelist Brown has woven an absorbing tale…her story reveals a rich knowledge of the era with memorable characters, sharp, period-worthy dialog, and a poignant love story…This is the best kind of historical fiction—a combination of love story and murder mystery, wtih a sprinkling of intriguing historical snippets and wonderful writing.”

—Library Journal, STARRED review

“Intelligent, masterful, suspenseful—one of the best books I’ve read in years. An impressive debut novel from a hugely talented new writer, Accidents of Providence was a rare treat.”

—Margaret George, author of many works of historical fiction, including Mary Queen of Scotland and The Isles

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Contact: Nicole Angeloro

Literary Agent

Henry Dunow

      Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency

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