Alice Miller

Alice Miller is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the International Institute of Modern Letters. She is on the faculty of the MFA program at Cedar Crest College.


  • The lens through which a story is told makes all the difference. . . . Miller deftly presents a portrait of Georgie, a young woman calibrating her place in the world, and her shifting relationship with the man she adores.


  • Historical fiction devotees will appreciate this sensitive character study wrapped in an atmospheric, moody rendering of WWI London.

    —Publishers Weekly

  • Sweeping . . . A pristine, thoughtful re-imagining of the personal lives of true literary greats.

    —Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

  • Subtle and low-key, Miller’s debut coolly appraises the poet while fully inhabiting the woman in his shadow.

    —Kirkus Reviews

  • A terrific tale. . . . Written with superb emotional rightness.

    —Joan Silber, author of Secrets of Happiness

  • A shimmering novel about our yearnings for forever, and the greatest mystery of life, which is, of course, love. It must be said: More Miracle than Bird is a bit of a miracle in itself.

    —Caroline Leavitt, author of With or Without You

  • Alice Miller proves herself to be a superb medium. . . . A vivid portrait of mercurial artists in a tumultuous time.

    —Christopher Castellani, author of Leading Men

  • Engrossing and impressive.

    —Lisa Gornick, author of The Peacock Feast

  • More Miracle than Bird will ring in my mind’s ear for a long time, and I will return to its pages. A wonderful book!

    —Jay Parini, author of Borges and Me

  • Riveting. . . . Brilliantly animates a pivotal period of literary history.

    —Joanna Scott, author of Careers for Women

  • Miller has written a luminous novel about the women involved with the early 20th century’s most notable men poets, offering a fresh portrayal of the women’s brilliant complexity. Ambition, artifice, and adventure draw them through a contingent world unsettled by spirits, mediums, the war dead, and soon-to-be dead. But Miller is up to more than telling a story of these fascinating lives: More Miracle Than Bird makes a sly and disturbing inquiry into how art truly gets made and to whom it belongs.

    —Katherine Dion, author of The Dependents

  • Miller probingly explores the sacrifices that accompany loving a great artist, as well as ‘Willy’ and Georgie’s fascination with the occult.

    —Keija Parssinen, author of The Unraveling of Mercy Louis