Ellen Marie Wiseman

Photo of author Ellen Marie WisemanEllen Marie Wiseman is the New York Times bestselling author of highly acclaimed historical fiction novels The Orphan Collector, What She Left Behind, The Plum TreeCoal River and The Life She Was Given, which was a Great Group Reads selection of the Women’s National Book Association and National Reading Group Month. Born and raised in Three Mile Bay, a tiny hamlet in Northern New York, she’s a first-generation German American who discovered her love of reading and writing while attending first grade in one of the last one-room schoolhouses in New York State. Since then, her novels have been translated into eighteen languages and published worldwide. A mother of two, Ellen lives on the shores of Lake Ontario with her husband and dogs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Lost Girls of Willowbrook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496715883
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Published: Kensington - August 30th, 2022

In her most powerful novel to date, New York Times bestselling author Ellen Marie Wiseman masterfully and viscerally evokes the real-life Willowbrook State School, the infamous Staten Island, New York, mental institution that shocked a nation when exposed in the 1970s as a dumping ground for unwanted children.  Girl, Interrupted meets Shutter Island in this grippi


The Orphan Collector: A Heroic Novel of Survival During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496715869
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Published: Kensington - August 4th, 2020

Instant New York Times Bestseller


What She Left Behind: A Haunting and Heartbreaking Story of 1920s Historical Fiction Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496730039
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Published: Kensington - August 27th, 2019

Half a million copies sold!
 


The Plum Tree: An Emotional and Heartbreaking Novel of WW2 Germany and the Holocaust Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496730022
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Published: Kensington - January 28th, 2020

"A  touching story of heroism and loss, a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of love to transcend the most unthinkable circumstances."
—Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris

 


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The Life She Was Given: A Moving and Emotional Saga of Family and Resilient Women Cover Image
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Published: Kensington - July 25th, 2017

A GREAT GROUP READS Selection of the Women’s National Book Association and National Reading Group Month 

A GOODREADS Best of the Month Selection
 
“A powerful, poignant novel.”
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Coal River: A Powerful and Unforgettable Story of 20th Century Injustice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496730015
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Published: Kensington - April 28th, 2020

From the New York Times bestselling author of What She Left Behind comes a haunting and meticulously researched novel of historical fiction. Ellen Marie Wiseman draws readers into the Pennsylvania mining operations of the early 20th century—where children had no choice but to work in deadly conditions…or face starvation.