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Stories from Suffragette City is a collection of short stories that all take place on a single day: October 23, 1915. It's the day when tens of thousands of women marched up Fifth Avenue, demanding the right to vote in New York City. Thirteen of today's bestselling authors have taken this moment as inspiration to raise the voices of history and breathe fresh life into their struggles and triumphs.
The characters depicted here, some well-known, others unfamiliar, each inspire and reinvigorate the power of democracy. We follow a young woman who is swept up in the protests when all she expected was to come sell her apples in the city. We see Ava Vanderbilt as her white-gloved sensibility is transformed over the course of the single fateful day. Ida B. Wells battles for racial justice in the women's suffrage movement so that every woman's voice can be heard. Each story stands on its own, but together Stories From Suffragette City becomes a symphony, painting a portrait of a country looking for a fight and ever restless for progress and e
M. J. Rose is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 20 novels, including The Book of Lost Fragrances and Cartier's Hope, more than half of which have appeared on the Indie Next List. The Fox TV series Past Lives was based on M.J.'s novel The Reincarnationist. Her books have been translated into more than 30 languages.
Fiona Davis is the nationally-bestselling author of historical fiction set in iconic New York City buildings, including The Chelsea Girls and The Masterpiece. Her books have appeared on the Indie Next List, been LibraryReads Picks and TheSkimm Reads Pick of the Week, and have been translated into over a dozen languages.
Chris Bohjalian is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 20 books. His work has been translated into 35 languages and three times become movies. He is also a playwright and screenwriter, and his novel, The Flight Attendant, is currently in development with Warner Brothers Television for a limited series starring Kaley Cuoco.
Alyson Richman is the #1 international bestselling author of seven novels including The Velvet Hours, The Garden of Letters, and The Lost Wife, which is currently in development for a major motion picture. Her books have been translated into 20 languages and have reached the bestseller charts in several countries. Alyson has met with more than 100 book clubs and her novels are consistently chosen by the Jewish Book Council. Richman's forthcoming novel The Secret of Clouds will be featured at the National Council of Teachers of English conference this fall.
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