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Jessica Shattuck

Jessica Shattuck’s 2001 debut novel, The Hazards of Good Breeding, is an exploration into the veneers and true lives of New England aristocracy. It was a named a best book of the year by the Boston Globe, was a New York Times Notable Book, and was a finalist for the PEN/Winship Award in 2003. She is also the author of Perfect Life (2009), and her short fiction has appeared in Glamour, the New Yorker, and Open City, among other publications. Shattuck has had nonfiction published in the Boston Globe, the New York Times, and Wired. In her latest novel, The Women in the Castle, she “delivers simple, stark lessons on personal responsibility and morality” (Kirkus) in a story that follows three German widows living together and coping with the fallout of World War II.

The Women in the Castle review by Kirkus

Interview on NPR's Weekend Edition