The Mere Wife: A Novel

Maria Dahvana Headley updates the Old English epic into a moving 21st-century novel

The Irish Times
Anna Carey
08 Dec 2018

The novel is not a retelling of that great old tale, but rather a playful reconsideration

New Statesman
Erica Wagner
07 Nov 2018

The Old English epic becomes an ambitious American fable, in this bloodthirsty novel told

The Guardian
Sarah Ditum
13 Dec 2018

The Anglo-Saxon epic “Beowulf” has a historic place in English literature.

The New York Times
Michael Upchurch
03 Aug 2018
The Washington Post
Ron Charles
17 Jul 2018