What happens when the greatest truth is fiction?


In The Madwoman Upstairs, the only remaining descendant of the Brontë family embarks on a modern-day literary scavenger hunt to find the family’s long-rumored secret estate, using the Brontës’ own novels. 

A piquant paean to the Brontë sisters....Filled with gothic twists and leading [the reader] down pathways strewn with Brontë arcana.”
— New York Times Book Review
Lowell crafts a first novel that is enthralling as it is heartbreaking. Brontë aficionados and fans of Soane Crosley’s The Clasp will love this title.”
— Library Journal starred review
The novel untangles scholars’ differing interpretations of the Brontë novels and the tantalizing hints the books offer readers about the Brontë sisters’ lives. Who, if anyone, was the real-life model for Mr. Rochester’s imprisoned, mentally ill wife? And was she really mad?”
— Wall Street Journal
For those who like their Bronte with a side of wry, turn to the hilarious The Madwoman Upstairs... Sam’s self-conscious quips are LOL hilarious and do Ms. Bronte proud.”
— USA Today
Irresistibly clever.”
— Vogue