When I picked this book up at Chapters, I was expecting breezy chick lit I could take to the beach.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that not only is this book intelligent, it has definite feminist undertones.
If you’re looking for chick lit that isn’t mind-numbingly simple and subliminally sexist, here you go.
Agree with the above! I recently read this book and simply loved it. My thoughts on the book:
A well researched, well written story of two women whose lives are connected in ways neither would expect. I loved reading about NY during the turn of the century. Loved envisioning the streets and buildings as they were then, and more importantly the lives of the people who lived and worked there especially the women. It’s always amazing to read of how people lived, sometimes not by choice, all those years ago, the progress we’ve made since then and in some cases how things aren’t all that different either. I think it gives one a refreshed perspective on how connected we all are not just in our own time but in the past and in the future as well.