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

  • “Stunning. . . . A bit of a miracle in itself.”

    —Caroline Leavitt, author of With or Without You

  • “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 Pictures of 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, Careers for Women

  • 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, The Unraveling of Mercy Louis