Mary Sharratt
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Mary Sharratt

Mary Sharratt is an American writer who lives with her Belgian husband in the Pendle region of Lancashire, England, the setting for her acclaimed 2010 novel, DAUGHTERS OF THE WITCHING HILL, which recasts the Pendle Witches of 1612 in their historical context as cunning folk and healers.

Previously she lived for twelve years in Germany. This, along with her interest in sacred music and herbal medicine, inspired her to write her most recent novel, ILLUMINATIONS: A NOVEL OF HILDEGARD VON BINGEN, which explores the dramatic life of the 12th century Benedictine abbess, composer, polymath, and powerfrau.

Winner of the 2005 WILLA Literary Award and a Minnesota Book Award Finalist, Mary has also written the acclaimed novels SUMMIT AVENUE (Coffee House 2000), THE REAL MINERVA (Houghton Mifflin 2004), THE VANISHING POINT (Houghton Mifflin 2006), and co-edited the subversive fiction anthology BITCH LIT (Crocus Books 2006), which celebrates female anti-heroes--strong women who break all the rules. Her short fiction has been published in TWIN CITIES NOIR (Akashic Books 2006).

Mary writes regular articles for Historical Novels Review and Solander on the theme of writing women back into history. When she isn't writing, she's usually riding her spirited Welsh mare through the Lancashire countryside.


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    • Illuminations

    • A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen
    • By: Mary Sharratt
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    Sharratt's redemptive novel brings to life one of the most extraordinary women of the Middle Ages: Hildegard von Bingen, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stop listening

    • By Frieda on 03-30-13

    Regular price: $22.04

    • Vanishing Point

    • By: Mary Sharratt
    • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In the tradition of Philippa Gregorys smart, transporting fiction comes this tale of dark suspense, love, and betrayal, featuring two star-crossed sisters, one lost and the other searching....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What a twist...

    • By Caroline D. Hayes on 07-23-15

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Ecstasy

    • A Novel
    • By: Mary Sharratt
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Gustav Klimt gave Alma her first kiss. Gustav Mahler fell in love with her at first sight and proposed only a few weeks later. Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius abandoned all reason to pursue her....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Really Hated the Singing

    • By Carolyn on 08-23-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Daughters of the Witching Hill

    • By: Mary Sharratt
    • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    In Daughters of the Witching Hill, Mary Sharratt brings history to life in a vivid and wrenching novel of strong women, family and betrayal inspired by the 1612 Pendle witch trials....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By nursebettyknitting on 11-08-13

    Regular price: $22.46

    • The Dark Lady's Mask

    • By: Mary Sharratt
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Aemilia Bassano Lanier is beautiful and accomplished, but her societal conformity ends there. She frequently cross-dresses to escape her loveless marriage....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Farfetched but lovely

    • By Alan Weinstein on 09-30-16

    Regular price: $34.99

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