NEW YORK CITY 1921: The war is over, fashions are daring, and bootleg liquor is abundant. Here four extraordinary women form a bridge group that grows into a firm friendship.
Dorothy Parker: renowned wit, member of the Algonquin Round Table, and more fragile than she seems. Jane Grant: first female reporter for the New York Times, and determined to launch a new magazine she calls The New Yorker. Winifred Lenihan: beautiful and talented Broadway actress, a casting-couch target. And Peggy Leech: magazine assistant by day, brilliant novelist by night.
A novel about friendship, ambition and struggling through the hard times! Everyone can relate.. Set in the Jazz Age New York and into the inner lives of these groundbreaking, influential women.
“Take me or leave me; or, as is the usual order of things, both.”
“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”
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Gill Paul is the bestselling author of twelve historical novels, many of them about real women from the past whom she thinks have been marginalized or misjudged by historians. Her novels have reached the top of the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Toronto Globe & Mail charts, and have been translated into twenty-two languages. The Collector’s Daughter (2021) was longlisted for the Historical Writers’ Association Gold Crown and named a Times ‘historical novel of the month’. Her most recent novel, The Manhattan Girls (2022), was reviewed in The Sun as a “sweeping, evocative tale”
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