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The Female Persuasion

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
Apr 03, 2018 | 464 Pages
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“No novel could feel more prescient in the #MeToo movement than Meg Wolitzer’s The Female Persuasion… Wolitzer’s ultra-readable latest illuminates the oceanic complexity of growing up female and ambitious—and reveals the author’s substantial insight into the tangles of gender and power.” —Vogue 

“Much has changed in the feminist movement, and for all women… and this book observes those changes with a gimlet eye.” —Time

“Finally, a novel about a complicated relationship that doesn’t get nearly enough attention: that between mentor and mentee. Full of Meg Wolitzer’s signature acumen and insight.” —Esquire

“A novel to get excited about.” —The Guardian

“A grand work, with immense insight into the loss of idealism, the formation of identity, and the nuances of being a woman today.” –InStyle

“Meg Wolitzer’s timely novel, The Female Persuasion, delves into mentorship—and how even the people we admire most can be flawed.” —Real Simple

“An intricately woven and deeply layered story that follows women who connect, yearn, chase their ambitions, navigate structures of existing power while claiming their own, and who write their own stories—stories that ignite their imaginations and, sometimes, look vastly different from what they first planned.” —Southern Living
“Wolitzer spins a thoughtful tale.” The Boston Globe

“This dazzling novel about embracing womanhood and ambition is a timely read… Electric.” —The Chicago Review of Books

“Wolitzer tackles a litany of timely topics, from unwanted sexual advances to the underrepresentation of women in film to Gamergate-type abuse.” —amNewYork

“Hurrah! Meg Wolitzer is back! And her new novel about feminism, female power, and mentorship is almost uncannily timely.” —Chicago Reader
“Wolitzer has always found a way to write engrossing, smart, and breezy books that also cut to the heart of the conundrum of living as a woman in the world.” Vulture

“Wolitzer is one of those rare novelists who is able to capture the zeitgeist… A master weaver of story lines.” —The Millions

“Meg Wolitzer’s electric novel tackles power, loyalty and relationships in one compulsively readable story.” —Paste Magazine

“In what is poised to be a new feminist classic for the modern era, Meg Wolitzer’s newest book explores the complicated relationship between mentor and mentee. It’s a powerful coming-of-age story that looks at ambition, friendship, identity, desire, and power from the much-needed female lens.” —Bustle

“Leave it to Meg Wolitzer to craft a book so completely in touch with the zeitgeist, you’d swear she could see the future. The Female Persuasion is a gorgeously written novel filled with big ideas, but mostly it’s just a damn good read.” —Popsugar
“As we look more toward feminist role models, The Female Persuasion reigns. Wolitzer’s ability to write nuanced female relationships makes her the perfect author to take on this topical-yet-eternal tale.” —Book Riot 

“Symphonic… The perfect feminist blockbuster for our times.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Ambitious and satisfying…This insightful and resonant novel explores what it is to both embrace womanhood and suffer because of it.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Sweeping yet intimate, Wolitzer’s timely saga places her characters at the heart of a new wave of feminism, one clinging to the old paradigms of protest while encompassing current politics of personal responsibility. In a complex web of friends, lovers, mentors, and rivals, Wolitzer compassionately and artfully discerns the subtle strengths at the core of these essential connections.” —Booklist, starred review

“An absorbing story of ideals and ideas, betrayal and loyalty … [The Female Persuasion] shines a gentle, probing light on ambition and power.” —BookPage, starred review

“Feels very much of the moment… an essential purchase.” —Library Journal, starred review

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