The Flight of Gemma Hardy
In her new novel, acclaimed writer Margot Livesey reimagines the story of Jane Eyre. Set in remote Scotland in the mid-twentieth century, The Flight of Gemma Hardy (HarperCollins), traces the misfortunes and misadventures of a strong-willed orphan girl who finally comes into her own. Livesey, author of six previous novels, including 2009 L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award–winning The House on Fortune Street, is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.
“The fabulous Margot Livesey has written a book steeped in remote landscapes, secret histories, and great love. Orphan Gemma is a modern-day Jane Eyre, thoroughly engaging and bracingly unsentimental. The prose is meticulous, the tale transporting. Trust me, you will love this book.”—Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club