Clarissa Harwood

Clarissa Harwood

Clarissa Harwood is author of the historical novels Impossible Saints (2018) and Bear No Malice (2019), both published by Pegasus Books. She reviews for both the Independent and the Historical Novel Society. With a Ph.D. in 19th-century British literature, Clarissa is a part-time university instructor and full-time grammar nerd who loves to explain the difference between restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses. She lives with her husband and four neurotic cats in Ontario.


5 entries by Clarissa Harwood

Book Review

Yellow Wife

By Sadeqa Johnson

Yellow Wife

A sobering, graphically violent story of a light-skinned slave struggling to survive in the 19th-century South.

Book Review

Escaping Dreamland

By Charlie Lovett

Escaping Dreamland

This dual-timeline story about the mysteries of children’s literature will inform and delight.

Book Review

Great Circle: A Novel

By Maggie Shipstead

Great Circle: A Novel

The soaring tale of a fictional female pilot who feels utterly real.

Book Review

Yellow Wife: A Novel

By Sadeqa Johnson

Yellow Wife: A Novel

A sobering, graphically violent story of a light-skinned slave struggling to survive in the 19th-century South.

Book Review

Escaping Dreamland: A Novel

By Charlie Lovett

Escaping Dreamland: A Novel

This dual-timeline story about the mysteries of children’s literature will inform and delight.