Shattuck’s NYT op-ed “I Loved My Grandmother. But She was a Nazi.” went viral over the weekend and was the #1 most-viewed story on the Opinion page
And you can listen to her NPR/Weekend Edition interview Click here.
“Moving… This is definitely not a story of plucky women banding together to fix up a chilly home. Their recoveries are burdened with unending guilt, and while they’re sharing the deprivations of the present, very often they’re keeping secrets about the traumas of the past, even from one another. Shattuck’s characters represent the range of responses to fascism. Her achievement – beyond unfolding a plot that surprises and devastates – is in her subtle exploration of what a moral righteousness like Marianne’s looks like in the aftermath of the war, when communities and lives must be rebuilt, together.”
— The New York Times
“If you love historical fiction, this is your must-read book: It’s captivating, fascinating, and incredibly faithful to the events as they happened, and Jessica Shattuck reveals an entirely new side of what it’s like to be a woman in wartime.”
“Offers a mesmerizing new look at the aftermath of the war . . . with insight and empathy, The Women in the Castle stands tall among the literature that reveals new truths about one of history’s most tragic eras.”
— USA Today
The Women in the Castle (9780062563668) by Jessica Shattuck. $26.99 hardcover. 3/28/17 on sale.