Women 2020: Defy Expectations (6/9/20)

In today’s Women 2020 spotlight, we’re defying norms and critiquing expectations with a Bride and an unlikely duo at the 1939 New York World’s Fair.

PARAKEET by Marie-Helene Bertino

2 starred reviews!

“Bertino playfully, precisely builds a big world in these pages, somehow making the case that there’s too much love, pain, and magic to ever fit in one story, and fitting it in all the same.”–Booklist, starred review

“O. Henry and Pushcart winner Bertino (2 A.M. AT THE CAT’S PAJAMAS) skillfully weaves together reality and flights of fancy as she tackles a wide variety of issues women face and the different ways to navigate these issues. An amusing yet instructive work about how personal perspective can change everything; highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review

WE CAME HERE TO SHINE by Susie Orman Schnall

“Schnall (THE SUBWAY GIRLS) sets this inspiring tale of friendship between two driven women at the 1939 World’s Fair…Schnall’s engrossing period piece offers two characters worth rooting for.”–Publishers Weekly

PARAKEET by Marie-Helene Bertino; 9780374229450; available now.
WE CAME HERE TO SHINE by Susie Orman Schnall; 9781250169785; available 6/16/20.

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