In the year and a half since her debut novel, North Western, hit the US bestseller list, her publisher, Little, Brown, has published her second novel, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
North Western has sold more than 100,000 copies and has received praise from critics including The New Yorker’s James Poniewozik, The New York Times’ Adam Davidson, and the Los Angeles Times’ Jennifer Salke.
Northwestern, a story about two people in the mid-19th century who, for some reason, have the ability to travel through time, is based on a short story by the American writer Thomas Wolfe.
“I had a very long, very dark, dark period of time where I wrote a lot about what it was like to be a young, white American woman in the 19th century, in a world in which you could not travel or have sex,” Ms Hutton said.
“And the people who I wrote about were very, very different.
“So I’ve been writing the story that I think most people will find really engaging.” “
North Western follows the life of Elizabeth Matson, a young woman with a gift for travelling and the ability and inclination to do so. “
So I’ve been writing the story that I think most people will find really engaging.”
North Western follows the life of Elizabeth Matson, a young woman with a gift for travelling and the ability and inclination to do so.
Ms Huthons novel follows Matson’s life, from the time she is nine years old, when she is adopted by her family, to the time her mother, Elizabeth, dies of a heart attack at the age of 21.
Matson is raised by her mother in a Victorian boarding house.
“As a child, her mother had a lot of power in her life, so she was very protective of her daughter,” Ms Hollingsworth said.
“And I think in the course of her life she was a very strong woman, and I think she would have been very proud of her child.”
Ms Houlds book is also about Matson travelling across time, and her journey to find her place in the world.
Ms Hollingworth said Ms Hothorn was also inspired by the history of Victorian culture, particularly the history in which she grew up.
“We always talk about Victorian society being a patriarchal society and it’s a patriarchal thing that’s still very much in place,” Ms Harris said.
Ms Harris described Matson as an “old-fashioned Victorian girl”.
“And then in the book there’s a great thing that happens to her that is a very beautiful thing. “
Her life in the Victorian period is very much like her life in this book.”
“And then in the book there’s a great thing that happens to her that is a very beautiful thing.
And then in that wonderful thing we learn how old-time Victorian society is.”
In North Western Ms Huttons novel is about two women travelling across the US in 1859.
“The thing that I loved about this book was that the world is changing,” Ms Harwell said.
“[I love] how she’s going to be living in that world.”
Ms Hollesworth said that Matson was also an “extraordinary storyteller” with “very powerful ideas”.
“I loved that there was this idea of a female protagonist who’s very much out of time,” Ms Hindsworth said, “who has to find herself.”
Ms Harris also said that she was inspired by Matson writing her story.
While she didn’t write the book specifically for Ms Hitz, Ms Harris believes that the author was a “huge inspiration”.
“We are living in a moment that really is unprecedented in human history, and it is the moment where women are really going to have to be in a leadership role, because the world of the future is going to look very different,” Ms Hattis said.
The book is due for publication on October 26.