Elizabeth J. Sparrow
Elizabeth J. Sparrow is a native New Yorker and a graduate of Hunter College and New York University.
Press and Media Mentions
- Critic's Report – The Booklife Prize in Fiction Title: The Irish Tempest Author: Elizabeth J. Sparrow Genre: Fiction/General Fiction (including literary and historical) Audience: Adult Word Count: 87,335 Assessment: Sparrow's novel about two aristocratic families coping with World War I and the Irish War of Independence is expertly plotted and features well drawn characters and solid prose. The female protagonist, Lacey, is a headstrong heroine, but nonetheless nuanced. She’s equally drawn to a family friend 10 years her senior and a street-tough orphan closer in age. Both could be described as bad boys, a choice guaranteed to heat up the sex scenes. Score: • Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10 • Originality: 8 out of 10 • Prose: 8 out of 10 • Character/Execution: 8 out of 10 • Overall: 8.25 out of 10