Susanna Hall, Her Book
I am pleased to announce the publication of the novella, Susanna Hall, Her Book, but Fish Gotta Swim Editions, this May 2022.
From the publisher: It’s July, 1643, and Susanna Hall has just been told a visitor
has arrived at New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon. Susanna, the widow of physician John Hall, and the eldest daughter of William Shakespeare, has reasons for not wanting to host Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles 1. A civil war is raging, with skirmishes fought close to Stratford, and an injured boy lies under Susanna’s roof, needing her skills as healer. Where
should she place her loyalties? Who can Susanna trust in order to keep her patient and her family safe? In this taut novella, Jennifer Falkner creates a richly imagined tapestry in which ghosts hover, plants are gathered, potions are concocted, secrets are hidden, and the reader is led through a moment in history, both personal and prophetic, and as potent as any in recent fiction.
Posted: Apr 1, 2022