Books by Mary Sharratt

Mary Sharratt is an American writer currently living in England. A member of the literary organization Commonword, she is active in the Manchester writing community, regularly taking part in public readings and leading writing workshops. Previously she l


ILLUMINATIONS by Mary Sharratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"The ideal companion to the elevation of Hildegard by the pontiff who rebuked American nuns for their outspokenness, an irony the saint herself might have relished."
A fictionalized biography of medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen. Its publication will coincide with her appointment as a Doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict. Read full book review >
DAUGHTERS OF THE WITCHING HILL by Mary Sharratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2010

"Committed storytelling and visual detail mark this overlong but tightly wound historical."
The Pendle witches' story, retold as a passionate saga of female friendship and a cautionary tale of feuding within a superstitious community. Read full book review >
THE REAL MINERVA by Mary Sharratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2004

"Sort of tough women doing really tough stuff in a marshmallow sort of a story."
Second-novelist Sharratt (Summit Avenue, 2000) celebrates female grit as her three spirited protagonists challenge with courage—and a little firepower—the men and the society that wronged them. Read full book review >
SUMMIT AVENUE by Mary Sharratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Even the descriptions of immigrant life lack vitality in this ambitious but unpersuasive novel."
A first novel set in Minneapolis celebrates, in self-consciously luminous prose, a young German immigrant's journey to finding her place and accepting another woman's love. Read full book review >