There is a contradiction underpinning the whole project of English imperialism, and Nesbit flags it perfectly.
—The New York Times
Part mystery, part love story, beautifully told and meticulously researched…
—Anton DiSclafani, author of THE YONAHLOSSEE RIDING CAMP FOR GIRLS
Beheld disrupts expectation to render the pulsing messy lives of those too often calcified in myth.
Nesbit . . . cleverly recasts pilgrim history in this deeply enjoyable novel . . .[her] lush prose adds texture to stories of the colony’s women, and her deep immersion in primary sources adds complexity to the historical record.
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
A compelling exploration of friendship, character and the personal and political motivations that determine whose stories get told and whose voices are silenced.
—Los Angeles Times, Books to Read to Study the Divided Nation
A richly complex and sorrowful work…In this powerful work, Nesbit renders the past without muting its gravity.
TaraShea Nesbit is a novelist, nonfiction writer, and associate professor at Miami University.
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