Books by Jessica Shattuck

THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE by Jessica Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Neither romantic nor heroic, Shattuck's new novel seems atypical of current World War II fiction but makes sincere, evocative use of family history to explore complicity and the long arc of individual responses to a mass crime."
Three German "widow[s] of the resistance," who spend time together at a run-down castle when World War II ends, embody aspects of the catastrophe that overcame their country. Read full book review >
PERFECT LIFE by Jessica Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2009

"Despite some dips into melodrama, a smart consideration of what it means to acquire a family."
Shattuck returns to the moneyed Massachusetts territory explored in The Hazards of Good Breeding (2003). Read full book review >
THE HAZARDS OF GOOD BREEDING by Jessica Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Shattuck has done wonders bringing to luminous life her patriotic diorama."
A loopy, tightly wound WASP family in Concord, Massachusetts, unravels with the introduction of alien elements in a generously portrayed and richly appointed debut. Read full book review >