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Greer Macallister

aka G R Macallister

Raised in the Midwest, Greer Macallister is a poet, short story writer, playwright and novelist whose work has appeared in publications such as The North American Review, The Missouri Review and The Messenger. Her plays have been performed at American University, where she earned her MFA in Creative Writing. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.

Genres: Historical, Historical Mystery
Greer Macallister recommends
The Accidental Empress (2015)
(Sisi, book 1)
Allison Pataki
"Allison Pataki so vividly depicts the world of the Habsburg court, you'll feel the silk of Sisi's gowns under your very fingers as you eagerly turn the pages of THE ACCIDENTAL EMPRESS. As a woman both ahead of her time and wholly situated within it, Sisi makes for a captivating central figure, and rarely has an author so heartbreakingly captured the exquisite tragedy of getting what you want. Sumptuous, surprising, and deeply felt."
The Lost Season of Love and Snow (2018)
Jennifer Laam
"The Lost Season of Love and Snow deftly weaves historical facts with rich, deep emotion, taking us inside the unforgettable love story between young beauty Natalya Goncharova and famed poet Alexander Pushkin. Jennifer Laam delivers a compelling portrait of a woman unfairly condemned not just for her own desires, but for the adoration of powerful men she could neither reject nor control. Laam makes love itself both the hero and the villain of this powerful story, delicately exploring its joys, delights and tensions as well as its tragic consequences."
The Spellbook of Katrina van Tassel (2018)
Alyssa Palombo
"The perfect combination of sweeping romance and eerie thriller, The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel will haunt you in all the best ways. Palombo's deft touch brings new life, fierce female spirit, and pulse-pounding suspense to the Sleepy Hollow milieu."
Bittersweet Brooklyn (2018)
Thelma Adams
"A searing, layered portrait of a Brooklyn family divided against itself, this novel brims with heartbreak, history, empathy and grace."
The Curiosities (2019)
Susan Gloss
"The Curiosities is a stained glass window of a novel: lovely, glowing and precise. Set in a community of artists who are outwardly coming together and inwardly coming apart, Susan Gloss’s writing brims with insight into grief and joy, love and regret."
Today We Go Home (2019)
Kelli Estes
"Illuminating, sympathetic and deeply human, Today We Go Home shines a much-needed light on the brave, bold women of all eras whose military service puts even more than their lives on the line."
The Girl in White Gloves (2020)
Kerri Maher
"Maher's compulsively readable portrait of a woman hungry to find her place in the world."
Red Letter Days (2020)
Sarah Jane Stratford
"Fairly singing with tension and triumph…weaves fact and fiction into a tale that serves as entertainment, warning, reflection and homage wrapped up in one highly readable package."
The Body in the Garden (2020)
(Lily Adler Mystery, book 1)
Katharine Schellman
"Clever and satisfying, this debut novel delivers characters that draw you in and plot twists that keep you guessing. Fans of Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily mysteries will want to set aside space on their bookshelves for the adventures of widowed amateur sleuth Lily Adler."
The Woman in Red (2020)
Diana Giovinazzo
"Diana Giovinazzo establishes herself as a worthy new voice in historical fiction with this irresistible tale of Anita Garibaldi: firebrand, lover, soldier, mother, revolutionary. Garibaldi isn't just fierce, she's ferocious. Her unstoppable energy propels this novel forward through tragedy and triumph, soaring all the way."
Glimmer As You Can (2020)
Danielle Martin
"Martin's Brooklyn-set debut is a love letter to the women of the past whose struggles and successes still feel familiar today. The novel's mix of hope and fear, empowerment and disappointment, entanglement and freedom will break, then mend, your heart."
The Vines (2021)
Shelley Nolden
"Highly original and richly drawn, Shelley Nolden's THE VINES features one of the most fascinating central characters you'll ever meet. Drawing on both the dark history of North Brother Island and today's painfully immediate worries about immunity and transmission of deadly disease, this debut transcends genre to combine history, thrills, obsession, medical ethics, and more into the compelling story of three generations of doctors and one remarkable woman."
The Last Dreamwalker (2022)
Rita Woods
"The Last Dreamwalker will pull you headlong into its perilous world, where three generations of women haunted by history take actions in dreams that can save or doom others in daylight. Like her dreamwalking characters, the talented Woods weaves unforgettable, inescapable magic. A triumph."

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