Love and Fury Interviews, Essays & Press

"Silva’s heartbreaking but inspiring work captures the despair and joy, convictions and contradictions of an extraordinary woman."

"Silva has done a miraculous job of presenting the reader with a life that contains multitudes, all while keeping intact the accomplishments for which Wollstonecraft is famous. Love and Fury is a flawless fictional retelling of a radical and unique life in

spectacular color."

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"Silva succeeds in making Wollstonecraft — the critic, novelist, translator, trailblazing feminist and the mother of Mary Shelley, the author of “Frankenstein”

— a vibrant and forceful personality, full of both love

and fury."

"A heartbreaking novel of compassion and grace, as well as an elegy to one of the world’s most influential thinkers."

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Mr. Dickens and His Carol Interviews, Essays & Press

"Her admiration for Dickens is obvious, and for readers who know Dickens’ story, her reimagining will not disappoint. In this exceptional work uncovering the grime and glitter of 19th-century London, readers will find another framework from which to examine their hearts before Christmas."

"It’s wildly moving, chock full of Dickensian atmosphere and written in a style as rich as a Victorian Christmas dinner."

"A whimsical novel that transports us to Dickens’ time. In the novel, Samantha re-imagines the twists and turns that led Dickens to write what has been described as “the second most famous Christmas story.” Her book is funny, clever, and touching, with a surprise ending that is a perfect Dickensian fit."