Mrs. Poe (Paperback)
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Mrs. Poe gleams
like a diamond in gaslight, its facets glittering. Look, there's a love
story, seductively shiny. Over here, a tale of 19th century New York with
its cobbled streets and sinister corners. And sparking over it all, the
mysterious Edgar Allan Poe - and all of the mystery, longing and history is
conveyed by a novelist in complete command of her story.
Nick at Books Inc. in Alameda
October 2013 Indie Next List
“Readers who enjoyed imagining the private lives of famous figures in Loving Frank and The Paris Wife will savor the behind-the-scenes peek into the intimacies of Edgar Allen Poe, his infirm young wife, and Frances Osgood, the writer who stole his heart. As compulsively readable -- and often as dark -- as Poe's works, Mrs. Poe is a well-researched and detailed work whose supporting cast of characters include Margaret Fuller, Horace Greely, and other literati of mid-19th century New York.”
— Cheryl McKeon, Book Passage, San Francisco, CA
The triumphant success of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" compels fledgling poet Frances Osgood to meet her literary idol, a mysterious, complicated man who soon has her under his seductive spell in an all-consuming affair. And when Edgar's frail young wife breaks into their idyll to befriend her rival, Frances fears that deceiving Mrs. Poe may be as impossible as cheating death itself. . . .
About the Author
Lynn Cullen grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and is the author of Reign of Madness, "a 2011 Best of the South selection by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "and 2012 Townsend Prize finalist, and "The Creation of Eve", named among the best fiction books of 2010 by "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution" and an Indie Next selection. She is also the author of numerous award-winning books for children, including the young adult novel "I Am Rembrandt's Daughter", which was a 2007 Barnes & Noble "Discover Great New Writers" selection and an ALA Best Book of 2008. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, their dog, and two unscrupulous cats.