• Ship of Fools

    Ship of Fools

    Porter, Katherine Anne

    Porter wrote several collections of critically acclaimed short story collections, but her only novel about a group of travelers aboard a ship sailing from Mexico to Europe debuted when she was 72.

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  • Alice Bliss: A Novel

    Alice Bliss: A Novel

    Harrington, Laura

    Playwright, lyricist, and librettist Harrington was 58 when her debut about a young woman who learns to carry on with life despite her father’s deployment to Iraq.

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  • The Lifeboat: A Novel

    The Lifeboat: A Novel

    Rogan, Charlotte

    Widow Grace Winter, a newlywed heiress who survives three weeks aboard a lifeboat in 1914 after a shipwreck, relives the harrowing experience when she is summoned to a court case examining what really happened in those weeks at sea.

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  • Jubilee

    Jubilee

    Walker, Margaret

    Published at 51 and based on the author’s great-grandmother’s life, Vyry Brown is a mixed-race slave in Georgia whose perspective frames a vivid retelling of Civil War and Reconstruction years."

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