Virtual Book Launch: Stories from Suffragette City
Celebrate the release of Stories from Suffragette City with Fiona Davis. M.J. Rose, Dolen Perkins-Valdez and Katherine J. Chen with a virtual panel discussion hosted by Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore and Cafe! Stories from Suffragette City is a collection of short stories that all take place on October 23, 1915, when tens of thousands of women marched up Fifth Avenue, demanding the right to vote in New York City. Thirteen of today's bestselling authors have taken this moment as inspiration to raise the voices of history and breathe fresh life into their struggles and triumphs.
We follow a young woman who is swept up in the protests when all she expected was to come sell her apples in the city. We see Alva Vanderbilt as her white-gloved sensibility is transformed over the course of the single fateful day. Ida B. Wells-Barnett battles for racial justice in the women's suffrage movement so that every woman's voice can be heard. Each story stands on its own, but together Stories from Suffragette City becomes a symphony, painting a portrait of a country looking for a fight and ever restless for progress and equality.
Fiona Davis and M.J. Rose edited the collection. M. J. Rose is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 20 novels, including The Book of Lost Fragrances and Cartier’s Hope. The Fox TV series Past Lives was based on M.J.’s novel The Reincarnationist. Her books have been translated into more than 30 languages.
Fiona Davis is the nationally bestselling author of historical fiction set in iconic New York City buildings, including The Chelsea Girls and The Masterpiece. and Lions of Fifth Avenue. Her books have been LibraryReads Picks and TheSkimm Reads Pick of the Week, and have been translated into over a dozen languages.
Katherine J. Chen is a graduate of Princeton University. Mary B. was her first novel.
Dolen Perkins-Valdez is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Wench. In 2011 she was a finalist for two NAACP Image Awards and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for fiction. She was also awarded the First Novelist Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.
Book cover image courtesy of Henry Holt & Co. Fiona Davis portrait by Deborah Feingold, M.J. Rose portrait by Mario Morgado, Map Illustration by Laura Hartman Maestro