Books by Norah Vincent

ADELINE by Norah Vincent
Released: April 7, 2015

"Readers in search of a crash course on the Bloomsbury circle and the machinations of Woolf's fevered mind will appreciate Vincent's attempts to illuminate both, but her dark portrait of Woolf's agonizing journey through a life marked by psychic pain will hold the most appeal for those already familiar with this sad story of genius and madness."
Virginia Woolf's haunted descent into the River Ouse in 1941 is re-created here in a tale of the author's tortured last years. Read full book review >
THY NEIGHBOR by Norah Vincent
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"The results fall through the categorical cracks, with the book succeeding neither as page-turning mystery nor as sharp social criticism."
For any reader still suffering from the delusion that suburbia is Eden, this debut novel explores the sinister side, where "a dark shadow lay just on the other side of the picket fence." Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Forthright and well-written, but essentially superficial."
As part of her ongoing work as an "immersion journalist" (Self-Made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man, 2006, etc.), Vincent checked into three different mental institutions; she found the experience both numbing and life-changing. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 23, 2006

"One of the curiouser books to appear of late—sure to attract attention."
A fascinating, truly weird account of a female journalist who dresses in drag for 18 months in order to feel men's pain. Read full book review >