After writing three novels of suspense – Misfortune, Redemption, and Regrets Only,– this summer’s release of Being Mrs. Alcott marks my journey into a new world of fiction. It is the story of Grace, a fifty-eight-year-old woman, who was born into an emotionally reserved, upper class, New England family, married a man of similar background, and has raised her own family in much the same way. Changed financial circumstances and a potentially dire medical diagnosis force her to come to terms with her life, her losses, and her relationship with her two grown sons. Ultimately I hope it is read as a novel about the struggle between hopes for change and acceptance of reality, and the roles of choice and fate in shaping life’s direction.
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"Reminiscent of Evan Connell's superlative Mrs. Bridge (1958), Geary's portrait of a conflicted yet stalwart woman is an equally exquisite study of human nature."
“Nancy Geary has created a tour-de-force, reminding me in equal measure of Ordinary People, Edith Wharton, and Flannery O’Conner … BEING MRS. ALCOTT should be required reading for everyone in a less than perfect family.”
--Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author of NIGHT FALL
“BEING MRS. ALCOTT is the best book I've ever read about a woman in search of herself…”
Christopher Moore , New York Times bestselling author of LAMB, and THE STUPIDEST ANGEL
“ BEING MRS. ALCOTT is a captivating depiction of joy, pathos, loss, and love. Nancy Geary creates a truly original heroine in Grace Alcott, and tells the poignant tale of a woman struggling to understand her place in a changing world. By the end, I felt like I had a new best friend.”
--Sarah Dunn, author of THE BIG LOVE
“… strangely unnerving and deeply familiar…”
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"Wow. Being Mrs. Alcott was a touching and moving portrait of a woman that you will grow to love and admire."