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Tracy Chevalier

USA flag (b.1962)

Tracy Chevalier grew up in Washington, DC. She moved to England in 1984, and worked for several years as a reference book editor. In 1994 she graduated from the MA course in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. Her first novel, The Virgin Blue, was chosen by WH Smith for its Fresh Talent promotion in 1997. She lives in London with her husband and son.

Genres: Historical, Literary Fiction
Tracy Chevalier recommends
A Heart of Stone (2000)
Renate Dorrestein
"Moving, chilling, powerful."
Bone House (2000)
Betsy Tobin
"Wonderful... poignant and gripping."
Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper (2001)
Harriet Scott Chessman
"Lovely, Chessman beautifully captures the rich relationship between sisters."
Symphony (2006)
Jude Morgan
"Wonderful - rich, authentic, beautifully written."
All True Not a Lie in It (2015)
(Daniel Boone, book 1)
Alix Hawley
"With vivid imagery and a strong, dreamlike voice, Alix Hawley confidently strips away the myth of Daniel Boone to reveal the strange, pulsing man underneath. It is a remarkable feat and a remarkable book."
Nelly Dean (2015)
Alison Case
"Richly imagined. Now I wonder how I could have been satisfied with only the original telling."
The End We Start From (2017)
Megan Hunter
"I was moved, terrified, uplifted."
The Binding (2018)
Bridget Collins
"The Binding is a dark chocolate slice of cake with a surprising, satisfying seam of raspberry running through it. It is a rich, gothic entertainment that explores what books have trapped in them and reminds us of the power of storytelling. Spellbinding."
American Dirt (2020)
Jeanine Cummins
"Tough, powerful... AMERICAN DIRT made me understand better why someone would give up the home they know and love to survive, and the grit required to cross that border."
The Mercies (2020)
Kiran Millwood Hargrave
"A beautifully rendered portrait of a community, a landscape, and a relationship. I read it with equal parts hope and dread."
Silence is a Sense (2021)
Layla AlAmmar
"Silence Is a Sense opens the door on lives we need to hear more about. Lyrical, moving, revealing, it made me understand better the very human need for safety and contact."
These Days (2022)
Lucy Caldwell
"What a visceral, powerful, authentic novel! It's hard to believe Lucy Caldwell didn't actually live through the Belfast Blitz, it's so accurately depicted. I felt I was there with the bombs, the blood, the chaos, the fear, and the resilience."
The Attic Child (2022)
Lola Jaye
"This is important storytelling about issues of race and privilege . . .that will stay with me for a long time."

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