Alice in Bed


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$15.95  $14.67
Counterpoint LLC
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5.4 X 8.6 X 1.0 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Judith Hooper was an editor at Esquire Magazine, and is the author of Of Moths and Men and co-author of The Three-Pound Universe. She lives in western Massachusetts.


The true power of this novel is the exquisite language--both in the James' reproduced letters, and in Hooper's own impressive, shadow-quill renderings.--Publishers Weekly

In her debut novel, Alice in Bed, Judith Hooper offers an evocative and boldly intimate portrait of Alice James that is rich in detail and inspiring in its heroism. She presents the reader with an Alice who, far from being a invalid, is a forceful and courageous artist in her own right, and who deserves her place as a full-fledged member of the famous literary clan. Even if you have never read a word of Gilded Age literature, you will not want to put this book down.--David R. Gillham, author of City of Women

In a work of breathtaking imagination, Hooper goes beyond the singular diarist who was Alice James and gives us the person -- audaciously curious, unapologetically original, and clearly the equal of her two more illustrious brothers, Henry and William. The James clan was known for quirkiness, even in Boston, but their sibling bond is here revealed as tender, enduring, and full of a private mirth. An extraordinary accomplishment, a captivating read.--Thad Carhart, author of The Piano Shop on the Left Bank