Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Twelve historical novels inspired by real-life fierce women

Greer Macallister is a novelist, poet, short story writer, and playwright who earned her MFA in creative writing from American University. Her new novel is Woman 99.

One title on her list of twelve historical novels inspired by real-life bad-ass women, as shared at Off the Shelf:
I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe

Men fought the Civil War while women were left behind at home, right? Not all women. Erin Lindsay McCabe’s story was inspired by the accounts of more than two hundred women who disguised themselves as men to fight as soldiers—on both sides. Protagonist Rosetta follows her new husband onto the battlefield, dodging the daily potential for unmasking by their fellow soldiers as well as the enemy’s bullets.
Read about another entry on the list.

My Book, The Movie: I Shall Be Near To You.

--Marshal Zeringue