Madeline Miller was born in Boston and grew up in New York City and Philadelphia. She attended Brown University, where she earned her BA and MA in Classics. For the last ten years she has been teaching and tutoring Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students. She also studied in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms. She currently lives in Cambridge, MA, where she teaches and writes.
Madeline Miller recommends
The Amber Fury (2014)
"A gripping thriller, but also a beautifully drawn portrait of grief and how we find our way back to life."
The Half-Drowned King (2017)
(Half-Drowned King Trilogy, book 1)
"Lovers of epic rejoice! Hartsuyker illuminates these old stories with authority and visceral detail, bringing to life the adventure, bleak beauty, and human struggle that lie at their heart. A vivid and gripping read."
The Atomic City Girls (2018)
"Both page-turning and illuminating, The Atomic City Girls brings to life an eerie piece of world history."
"Folk is absolutely stunning. I loved it. With gorgeous, incantatory prose, it submerges you in a mysterious and utterly compelling world. Its illumination lingers long after you close the book."
The Verdun Affair (2018)
"A haunting, beautiful, and wholly absorbing book, that is at once a gripping story of war, a poignant coming of age, and a bittersweet romance. Dybek conjures the time period with elegance and visceral detail. I didn't want it to end!"
Marilla of Green Gables (2018)
"Fans of the Anne of Green Gables series will rejoice at this warm and heartfelt addition to their world. McCoy's love for the characters is palpable, and with an insightful eye she illuminates the original Avonlea, while also offering glimpses into the turbulent history of the time."
Once Upon a River (2018)
"Once Upon a River is one of the most pleasurable and satisfying new books I've read in a long time. Setterfield is a master storyteller, her language flowing with a dark magic very like the river at the heart of her tale: swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful. Give yourself a treat and read it!"
The Age of Light (2019)
"Whitney Scharer’s storytelling is utterly immersive and gorgeous in its details . . . powerful, sensual and gripping."
The Most Fun We Ever Had (2019)
"A gripping and poignant ode to a messy, loving family in all its glory."
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