Books Nell Stevens Books by Nell Stevens Nell Stevens has written books about: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir History & Society Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Nell Stevens Review Book Reviews 'The Victorian And The Romantic' Attempts To Link Writers Through The Ages August 11, 2018 Nell Stevens's new memoir is an uneven but pleasant book that braids her story of doing a PhD amid an uneasy love affair with imaginary scenes from the life of her 19th century research subject. NPR The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews Hunger, Boredom And Disappointment Are A Literary Feast In 'Bleaker House' March 21, 2017 Nell Stevens retreated to a remote corner of the Falkland Islands in an attempt to write a novel. She came away with something better: This oddly winning memoir of deprivation, rain and penguins.