Sunday, October 27, 2019

Twelve novels about historical women to inspire a better future

Courtney Maum is the author of the novels Costalegre, Touch, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, and the handbook Before and After the Book Deal: A writer’s guide to finishing, publishing, promoting, and surviving your first book, forthcoming from Catapult. Her writing has been widely published in such outlets as BuzzFeed; the New York Times; O, the Oprah Magazine; and Poets & Writers.

At Electric Lit she tagged twelve novels about historical women to inspire a better future, including:
The Movement of Stars by Amy Brill

It’s Nantucket as you’ve never seen it. Inspired by the work of Maria Mitchell, the first professional female astronomer in American history, this is the story of two intelligent dreamers, both beguiled by astronomy, whose stars aren’t meant to align.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Movement of Stars.

My Book, The Movie: The Movement of Stars.

--Marshal Zeringue