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From New York Times bestselling author Norah Vincent comes her boldly imagined portrait of Virginia Woolf.

On April 18, 1941, twenty-two days after Virginia Woolf went for a walk near her weekend house in Sussex and never returned, her body was reclaimed from the River Ouse. Norah Vincent’s Adeline reimagines the events that brought Woolf to the riverbank, offering us a denouement worthy of its protagonist.

With poetic precision and psychological acuity, Vincent channels Virginia and Leonard Woolf, T. S. and Vivienne Eliot, Lytton Strachey and Dora Carrington, laying bare their genius and their blind spots, their achievements and their failings, from the inside out. And haunting every page is Adeline, the name given to Virginia Stephen at birth, which becomes the source of Virginia’s greatest consolation—and her greatest torment.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Daring…[Vincent’s] psychological approach is intriguing.”

    USA Today

  • “Vincent is a sensitive recorder of a mind’s movements as it shifts in and out of inspiration and as it fights before submitting to despair.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • "[An] electrifyingly good novel….by a master of discomfort.”

    New Statesman

  • "Adeline is a bold portrait of Virginia Woolf from her conception of To the Lighthouse in 1925 to her suicide in 1941…The reader comes to understand Virginia’s complex artistic process and her lifelong struggle with mental illness.”

    Historical Novel Society

  • “Skillfully rendered and emotionally insightful.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Woolf’s ultimate acceptance, or actual embrace, of her fate is detailed meticulously in the endgame conversation between the soul-sick, world-weary author and the internist from whom her desperate husband, Leonard, has sought help.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A sensitive narration by Corrie James immerses listeners in the tormented life and ultimate suicide of writer Virginia Woolf, Vincent’s richly imagined chronicle…James clearly portrays Woolf’s intellectual passion, existential ennui, and emotional turmoil in Vincent’s grim portrait of a brilliant, deeply troubled writer.”


  • “In this vivid, deeply moving novel, Vincent brings us beyond the world of legend directly into the passions, the struggles, the ambitions, and finally the genius that is Virginia Woolf.”

    Alison Smith, author of Name All the Animals

  • "[A]n entirely fresh reading of Woolf’s work, brought alive by a writer of considerable imagination, insight, and skill.”

    Marya Hornbacher, author of Wasted and Madness

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