She is the author of the World War II nonfiction novel
"In the Claw of the Tiger," based on the story of Athol native Franklin "Porky" LaCoste, who survived the Bataan Death March.
Toby Jones stars as author Truman Capote, who sets out to write a nonfiction novel
about the murder of a Kansas family.
Yet it is made intensely real by his masterful use of elements common to fiction in a work that fits the genre of a nonfiction novel
The validity of the term nonfiction novel
seems to be substantiated by the eponymous first-person narrator and the abundance of gritty, precise details documenting the narrator's encounters with each of the various institutions--her family, Catholic school, the mental hospital where her grandmother was a patient, the state school for the mentally retarded, the summer camp, and the nursing home--that briefly employ her.
Cooper is currently working on a collaboration with the artist Vincent Fecteau, as well as a nonfiction novel