Come discover the amazing new novel by Dinitia Smith!
Based on the life of the author of Middlemarch, this spellbinding novel recounts George Eliot's honeymoon in Venice in June 1880 following her marriage to a handsome young man twenty years her junior. When she agreed to marry John Walter Cross, Eliot was recovering from the death of George Henry Lewes, her beloved companion of twenty-six years. In her youth, Mary Ann Evans, who would later be known as George Eliot, was a country girl and considered too plain to marry, so she educated herself in order to secure a livelihood. In an era when female novelists were objects of wonder, she became the most famous writer of her day. The Honeymoon explores different kinds of love and of the possibilities of redemption and happiness even in an imperfect union. Dinitia Smith is the author of two previous novels, Hard Rain and Remember This. She is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and has taught creative writing at Columbia University. She is now a national correspondent for culture at the New York Times and lives in New York City.