Deborah Harkness (born in 1965) is an American historian, scholar, and novelist. She is best known for her New York Times bestselling trilogy, All Souls, which follows the story of a historian who discovers a world of witches and vampires. Harkness has also written several non-fiction books on the history of science.
Here are five books recommended by Deborah Harkness.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel is a post-apocalyptic novel that follows a group of survivors in the aftermath of a global pandemic.
The novel explores themes of love, loss, and hope, and has been praised for its prose and characters.
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton is a historical fiction novel set in 17th-century Amsterdam. The story follows Nella Oortman, a young woman who has just been married off to a wealthy merchant.
She begins to worry about her future when she receives a miniature replica of her home as a wedding gift from her husband.
When the miniaturist who made the replica begins to send Nella miniature items that accurately predict future events, she starts to believe that the miniaturist may have some sort of magical powers.
Burton does an excellent job of creating a believable world and characters that feel real. The story is rich with historical detail and offers an intriguing look at the role of women in 17th-century Dutch society.
The Miniaturist is an enjoyable read for fans of historical fiction and anyone who enjoys a good mystery.
The Quick by Lauren Owen
The Quick by Lauren Owen is a fast-paced and thrilling read that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
This novel follows the story of James Wilde, a young man who is thrust into a world of vampires and danger. With action-packed scenes and a suspenseful plot, The Quick is a must-read for any fan of horror or thriller novels.