Women 2020: Fiercely Female (5/5/20)

This Women 2020 Spotlight brings us a plethora of strong and fierce protagonists–from biblical times, an all-girls college, a sleuth, and a global leader.

THE BOOK OF V. by Anna Solomon

2 starred reviews and an Indie Next Pick!

“Solomon (LEAVING LUCY PEAR) models this clever, heartfelt triptych on THE HOURS, weaving a retelling of the biblical story of Esther with the linked stories of a senator’s wife and a Brooklyn mom…Solomon connects these stories in a way that’s fresh and tantalizing, with fascinating intergenerational discussions about desire, duty, family, and feminism, as well as a surprising, completely believable twist. This frank, revisionist romp through a Bible tale is a winner.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Finely written and often vividly imagined, this is a cerebral, interior novel devoted to the notion of womanhood as a composite construction made up of myriad stories and influences. A bold, fertile work lit by powerful images, often consumed by debate, almost old-school in its feminist commitment.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review


“Lovegood College is an all-women sanctuary of southern etiquette and covert subversion. In 1958, the new dean, Susan Fox, who has survived a rough patch, must choose a roommate for a new student, Feron Hood, who also seems to have escaped a dire predicament… Godwin’s mastery and following grow with each book, and literary fiction lovers will seek out this intricately structured and emotionally rich tale.”–Booklist, starred review


“The solid second entry in Logan’s (THE SCENT OF MURDER, 2019) series about cadaver dog trainer Jazz Ramsey follows her investigation of a new murder…Recommended for cozy readers who like some mysteries a bit darker as well as suspense fans who want something more traditional.”–Booklist

MANIFESTO FOR A MORAL REVOLUTION: Practices to Build a Better World by Jacqueline Novogratz

“Having founded Acumen, a global community of socially conscious partners seeking new ways to fight poverty, New York Times best-selling author Novogratz offers a MANIFESTO FOR A MORAL REVOLUTION, which talks about impact investing (‘doing well by doing good’) and the leadership tools that can make it happen.”–Library Journal Pre Pub Alert

THE BOOK OF V by Anna Solomon; 9781250257017; available now.
OLD LOVEGOOD GIRLS by Gail Godwin; 978163286822; available now.
THE SECRETS OF BONES by Kylie Logan; 9781250180599; available now.
MANIFESTO FOR A MORAL REVOLUTION: Practices to Build a Better World by Jacqueline Novogratz; 9781250222879; available now.

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