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Noëlle Sickels

Noëlle Sickels is the author of three historical novels.  In Walking West, a cross-country wagon journey in 1852 is viewed through the eyes of the women emigrants.  In The Shopkeeper’s Wife, a restless wife and her maid are caught up in a murder trial in 1886 Philadelphia.  In The Medium, a young woman on the World War II home front struggles with her troublesome psychic abilities.  In all these books, characters wrestle with being true to themselves while engaging in complicated relationships with friends, families, and lovers and responding to the demands of their time in history and their time of life. Sickels has published award-winning short stories in magazines and anthologies.  A native of New Jersey, she is a retired teacher living in Los Angeles and Ojai, California with her husband and cat.  Much of her non-writing time is happily taken up by her three-year-old granddaughter, who also likes good stories.

Noëlle Sickels

The Medium

Noëlle Sickels
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Press

In 1940's New Jersey, Helen Schneider struggles not only with the uncertainties of life and love during war time, but also with the unique challenge of how to heed the insistent voices of the dead....

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The Shopkeeper's Wife

Noelle Sickels
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Press

In 1886 Philadelphia, Hanna Willer begins employment as a maid-of-all-work for Isabelle Martin, the pregnant wife of a prosperous shopkeeper. Hanna, fresh from her rural home, is a quietly observant...

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Walking West

Noëlle Sickels
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Press

About the great migration west, Edna Ferber wrote, "I am not belittling the brave pioneer men, but the sunbonnet as well as the sombrero helped to settle this glorious land of ours." These westering...

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