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Anna Solomon: The Book of V.

(Fiction, 320 pp. 2020)

In this novel, rooted in the Book of Esther, three characters’ stories in different time periods overlap and ultimately collide. Lily is a young wife and mother in contemporary Brooklyn, and Vee is the wife of an ambitious young Senator in Washington, D.C. during the early 1970s. Their narratives are interspersed with an imaginative account of the stories of Vashti and Esther, illuminating how women’s lives have and have not changed over thousands of years.

Guides and Resources for Readers


  • Review by Elizabeth Edelglass, Hadassah Magazine, July 2020
  • Review by Katherine Ouellette, WBUR, May 27, 2020
  • Review by Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly, May 7, 2020
  • Review by Jennifer Haigh, The New York Times Book Review, May 5, 2020
  • Review by Sara Lippmann, Washington Post, May 4, 2020
  • Review by Sarah McCraw Crow, BookPage, May 2020
  • Review by Simona Zaretzky, Jewish Book Council, April 23, 2020
  • Review, Publishers Weekly, March 6, 2020
  • Review, Kirkus, March 1, 2020

Interviews with Anna Solomon