Books by Rebecca Stott

IN THE DAYS OF RAIN by Rebecca Stott
Released: July 4, 2017

"A troubling yet compelling story of childhood deprivation, liberation, and, ultimately, hope."
A writer rehearses her girlhood in a strict religious cult, the Exclusive Brethren, and how that group affected her family life. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 2012

"Stott masterfully shows how Darwin, by discovering the mechanism of natural selection, made a unique contribution, but he did not stand alone—nor did he claim to."
Stott (English Literature and Creative Writing/Univ. of East Anglia; The Coral Thief, 2009, etc.) conjures up the spirits of Darwin's scientific predecessors in this excellent follow-up to Darwin and the Barnacle (2003). Read full book review >
THE CORAL THIEF by Rebecca Stott
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"Skillfully embeds early 19th-century culture, history and attitudes into a story that flows like the Seine and floods the senses. "
Stott (Ghostwalk, 2007, etc.) once again juxtaposes science with a tale of love, mystery and intrigue, setting this volatile mix against a backdrop of critical events in post-Revolutionary France. Read full book review >
GHOSTWALK by Rebecca Stott
Released: May 8, 2007

"Stott skillfully binds fact with fiction in an insightful story that surprises and intrigues."
In Stott's fiction debut (Darwin and the Barnacle, 2003, etc.), writer Lydia Brooke agrees to complete the unfinished manuscript left behind by her former lover's dead mother, and she enters a world where the dead do not go gently into the night. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2003

"Well written and richly detailed."
A key period in Charles Darwin's career: the years 1846-54, when he became the world's expert on barnacles. Read full book review >