That’s Her Name

Last Updated: March 22, 2023

A Girl Named Anna by Lizzy Barber

A Girl Named Anna
by Lizzy Barber

Raised in a quiet rural community, Anna has always been taught that her mamma’s rules are the only path to follow. But, on her 18th birthday, she defies her mamma for the first time by going to Astroland. She’s never been allowed to visit Florida’s biggest theme park, so why does everything about it seem so familiar? And is there a connection to the mysterious letter she receives that same day–a letter addressing her by a different name?

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

My Dark Vanessa
by Kate Elizabeth Russell

In the year 2000, 15-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with her 42-year-old English teacher, Jacob Strane. In the year 2017, Strane has been accused by other girls of sexual abuse, and when one of the girls reaches out to Vanessa, she has an impossible choice- remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past.

Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures by Emma Straub

Fleeing her family home in Wisconsin in the wake of a tragedy that compels her to pursue her acting career in golden-age Hollywood, Elsa enjoys the heady extravagances of her fame while struggling to remain true to herself and balance the needs of her family.

Antoinette's Sister by Diana Giovinazzo

Antoinette’s Sister
by Diana Giovinazzo

Austria, 1767: Maria Carolina Charlotte is the ninth daughter and sixteenth child of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. In a time of political uprisings, royal executions, and the increasingly desperate crisis her favorite sister, Queen Marie Antoinette, is facing in France, how is a young monarch to keep hold of everything-and everyone-she loves?

Lorna Mott Comes Home by Diane Johnson

Lorna Mott Comes Home
by Diane Johnson

A comedic novel about an American woman leaving her 20-year marriage to her French husband, returning to her native San Francisco to pick up the life she left behind, and the entwining lives of her children and grandchildren.

Movie star by Lizzie Pepper by Hilary Liftin

Movie Star By Lizzie Pepper
by Hilary Liftin

When her marriage to a Hollywood mega-star is over, actress Lizzie Pepper, America’s Girl Next Door, decides to tell her side of the story and, in doing so, realizes that her romance wasn’t what she and everyone else thought.