Books by Joanna Higgins

THE ANARCHIST by Joanna Higgins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2014

"Serviceable but not at all memorable. The reader new to this history will be better served reading Goldman's own autobiography and Wallace Stegner's like-minded, much superior novel Joe Hill."
Listless historical novel that centers on events in a particularly turbulent era in America's past, a time of bombs, bullets and ample deaths. Read full book review >
WAITING FOR THE QUEEN by Joanna Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Based on actual events and richly immersive in the feel of the period, this effort rises above sometimes-awkward exposition to create a well-rounded, satisfying historical tale. (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
Everyone in New France, a village in Pennsylvania, awaits Queen Marie Antoinette's arrival—as soon as she escapes the French Revolution. Read full book review >
DEAD CENTER by Joanna Higgins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Readers may find the machine-gun staccato of nonstop sentence fragments and improbabilities distracting, but Higgins' otherwise lovely writing will keep them reading to find out how this tale of love gone wrong ends."
Higgins (A Soldier's Book, 1998, etc.) takes a fictional look at a real-life case and the effect it has on one family. Read full book review >
A SOLDIER'S BOOK by Joanna Higgins
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"An impressive debut, and a notable contribution to the recent flood of Civil War novels."
A grim, terse, often moving first novel about a young Union soldier who comes of age in the waning days of the Civil War. Read full book review >
THE IMPORTANCE OF HIGH PLACES by Joanna Higgins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 1993

"A memorable experience, and a writer to watch."
Fascinating tales of spiritual transcendence in generally humble surroundings—in this first story collection (and one novella) by a Polish-American children's author. Read full book review >