Beautifully written


Maris Nichols

Posted on November 29th, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on Maris Nichols

“I’ve never read anything quite like HATTIE. The author draws the reader into Hattie’s singular world with deceptively simple but pitch-perfect language. There isn’t an extra word, sentence, character, or detail in this spare but deep rendering of a woman …


Leslie Matlen

Posted on November 29th, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on Leslie Matlen

“What can I say about this beautifully written, poignant book that hasn’t already been said? It is rich with eloquent writing and powerful images. It grabs you by your heart, and pulls you into Hattie’s world. From the opening lines, …


nancy mayer

Posted on November 29th, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on nancy mayer

“Hattie” is written in a very inventive way–the structure of the story isn’t linear. . .it meanders just like our inner most thoughts. That is very much in keeping with the most contemporary writers that we’ve been reading in our …


J. McArdle

Posted on November 29th, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on J. McArdle
“Hattie” is a touching story that immediately draws the reader in with Hattie’s first person recollection of her life events. Hattie lived a life of hardship, abuse and painful tragedies as a wash woman, a loving mother and a wife …

A charming MA bookstore for a HATTIE reading

Posted on April 6th, by anna in news. Comments Off on A charming MA bookstore for a HATTIE reading
White Square Books

White Square Books

http://youtu.be/Mz1C93QPfcI to experience a bit of this reading. What more can an author want than to be surrounded by books, eclectic artwork, an engaged audience and tasty refreshments for a book reading and signing. Thank you Eileen …



“HATTIE belongs in Women Studies,” Granby Library Book Club.

Posted on March 15th, by anna in frontpage, news. Comments Off on “HATTIE belongs in Women Studies,” Granby Library Book Club.

Granby Library March 13thAs the author of HATTIE, I was invited to join the Granby Library Book Club on Thursday March 13th. I spent an engaging and enlightening evening with this group of women who expressed how deeply moved they were …



A soulful reading by Bowen from her novel HATTIE at Amherst Woman’s Club

Posted on February 10th, by anna in frontpage, news. Comments Off on A soulful reading by Bowen from her novel HATTIE at Amherst Woman’s Club

IMG_2011HATTIE, the literary novel by Anna Bowen continues to gain attention. A large gathering at The Amherst Woman’s Club in Amherst MA http://amherstwc.org/1.html welcomed the author and her novel HATTIE with enthusiasm. Bowen’s presentation and soulful reading of HATTIE was …



HATTIE is the recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award

Posted on November 3rd, by anna in awards. Comments Off on HATTIE is the recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award

momschoiceaward“The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. …



Writer’s Digest 21st Self-Published Book Awards

Posted on October 20th, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on Writer’s Digest 21st Self-Published Book Awards

“Hattie’s voice is spectacular, while it is also sad and world-weary. We connect instantly to her, and grow to love her more page-by-page…. The author does a great job giving Hattie a dialect without overdoing it. Very subtle and very …


Writer’s Digest 21st Self-Published Book Awards

Posted on October 20th, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on Writer’s Digest 21st Self-Published Book Awards

“Overall, this lovely novel has much to recommend it. The writing is wonderful, rich and lyrical and yet always accessible. The heroine Hattie is a very likable character readers are bound to fall in love with. Her voice is strong …