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The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
Aug 13, 2019 | 384 Pages
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“A triumph of storytelling. The Downstairs Girl is a bold portrait of this country’s past, brilliantly painted with wit, heartbreak, and unflinching honesty. Everyone needs to read this book.” —Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval

“This deftly plotted novel shimmers with honesty, wisdom, compassion, and gorgeous writing, but it is Jo herself who shines the brightest in this sparkling tale—her keen wit, quiet courage, and growing determination. Prepare to fall headlong in love with The Downstairs Girl. I certainly did!” —Robin LaFevers, New York Times bestselling author of the His Fair Assassin trilogy

“In this jewel of a story, Stacey Lee brings to life a distant time populated by people who are at once familiar and delightfully new. By shining a light on the lives of those whom history usually ignores, Lee gives us a marvelous gift: An entirely new and riveting look at our past.” —Candace Fleming, award-winning author of The Family Romanov
“Clever, funny, and poignant, The Downstairs Girl is Stacey Lee at her best. I adored the cast of sassy, brave characters, as well as Lee’s subtle and graceful look at racism in the Reconstruction-era South. Every school and library should have this book on their shelves.” —Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of The Crown’s Game 

The Downstairs Girl is a thoughtful, imaginative and surprising look at a period of American history that feels both distant and all too close. Jo is a sharp and compelling narrator, and I could’ve stayed forever in her downstairs hideout, watching the world through her eyes. Immersive, important, and thoroughly entertaining, The Downstairs Girl  sparkles with all of Stacey Lee’s signature humor, charm, warmth, and wisdom.” —Kelly Loy Gilbert, Morris Award Finalist for Conviction

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