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Janis Cooke Newman



Janis Cooke Newman is the author of Mary, a historical novel about Mary Todd Lincoln. Mary was chosen by USA Today as the best historical fiction of 2006 and was a finalist for the LA Times First Fiction award. She is also the author of The Russian Word for Snow, a memoir about adopting her son from a Moscow orphanage. Both books are available in paperback.
 
 
Novels
   Mary (2006)
     aka Mrs Lincoln
   A Master Plan for Rescue (2015)
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Non fiction
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The Other Side of Everything (2018)
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Prospects of a Woman (2020)
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"I loved this surprisingly feminist story of Gold Rush-era California! Elizabeth Parker is a heroine to fall in love with - plucky, sensuous,courageous, and clear-eyed. It is a rare and unusual pleasure to - finally - have a narrative of the Gold Rush told from a woman's point of view."

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