Skip to main content

Mary Doria Russell

Biography

Mary Doria Russell

Widely praised for her meticulous research, fine prose and compelling narrative drive, Mary Doria Russell is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of THE SPARROW, CHILDREN OF GOD, A THREAD OF GRACE, DREAMERS OF THE DAY, DOC, EPITAPH and THE WOMEN OF THE COPPER COUNTRY. Dr. Russell holds a PhD in biological anthropology. She lives in Lyndhurst, Ohio.

Mary Doria Russell

Books by Mary Doria Russell

by Mary Doria Russell - Fiction, Historical Fiction

In July 1913, 25-year-old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair. She’s spent her whole life in the copper-mining town of Calumet, Michigan, where men risk their lives for meager salaries --- and had barely enough to put food on the table and clothes on their backs. The women labor in the houses of the elite, and send their husbands and sons deep underground each day, dreading the fateful call of the company man telling them their loved ones aren’t coming home. When Annie decides to stand up for herself, and the entire town of Calumet, nearly everyone believes she may have taken on more than she is prepared to handle.

by Mary Doria Russell - Fiction, Historical Fiction

On October 26, 1881, Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers faced off against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest. Thirty seconds and 30 bullets later, three officers were wounded and three citizens lay dead in the dirt. Wyatt Earp was the last man standing, the only one unscathed. The lies began before the smoke cleared, but the gunfight at the O.K. Corral would soon become central to American beliefs about the Old West.

by Mary Doria Russell - Fiction, Historical Fiction

The year is 1878, the peak of the Texas cattle trade. The place is Dodge City, Kansas, a saloon-filled cow town. Violence is random and routine, but when the burned body of a mixed-blood boy named Johnnie Sanders is discovered, his death shocks a part-time policeman named Wyatt Earp.

by Mary Doria Russell - Fiction, Historical Fiction

It is September 8, 1943, and fourteen-year-old Claudette Blum is learning Italian with a suitcase in her hand. She and her father are among the thousands of Jewish refugees scrambling over the Alps toward Italy, where they hope to be safe at last, now that the Italians have broken with Germany and made a separate peace with the Allies. The Blums will soon discover that Italy is anything but peaceful, as it becomes overnight an open battleground among the Nazis, the Allies, resistance fighters, Jews in hiding, and ordinary Italian civilians trying to survive.