Through unexpected characters and vivid prose, Olivia Hawker explores the varied landscape of the human spirit. Olivia’s interest in genealogy often informs her writing. Her first two novels from Lake Union Publishing, The Ragged Edge of Night and One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow (2019), are based on true stories found within the author’s family tree. She lives in the San Juan Islands of Washington State, where she homesteads at Longlight, a one-acre microfarm dedicated to sustainable permaculture practices.
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The River Widow (2018)
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What the Wind Knows (2019)
"An inspiring exploration of a setting seldom found in historical fiction, What the Wind Knows is a heartfelt, beautifully written journey through time, history, and love. Fans of Outlander will treasure this book."
A Fire Sparkling (2019)
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This Terrible Beauty (2020)
"A complex, moving story of love and loss, beautifully written. This Terrible Beauty explores the critical nature of art as a lens through which we can understand history and asks us to be mindful of the ways we choose to look at the world. This is one historical fiction fans can’t miss."
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