Karen Harper

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Karen Harper is a former college English instructor (The Ohio State University) and high- school literature and writing teacher. A lifelong Ohioan, Ms. Harper and her husband Don divide their time between the midwest and the southeast, both locations she has used in her books. Besides her American settings, Ms. Harper loves the British Isles, where her Scottish and English roots run deep, and where she has set many of her historical Tudor-era mysteries and her historical novels about real and dynamic British women. Ms. Harper’s books have been published in many foreign languages and she won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for 2005. She has given numerous talks to readers and writers across the county.

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“In American Duchess the reader is afforded a remarkable and realistic portrait of a life well-lived in spite of and often in opposition to societal expectations.

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“The closed Amish community is shown in all their glory—from buggies that remind us that perhaps the journey is as important as the destination to a wedding with 400 chickens to cook.”