A Short History of Women - Kate Walbert

In England, a suffragette starves herself for the vote, orphaning her two young children. Almost a century later in America, her granddaughter is jailed after trespassing at a military base to photograph flag-draped coffins returning from Afghanistan.  Kate Walbert's A SHORT HISTORY OF WOMEN (Scribner, $15) tells of five generations of women struggling to reconcile their own unsatisfying lives with their revolutionary heritage. Walbert reaches forward and backward in time to shape this vibrant, richly expressed narrative. We hear each woman's voice, and the tiny details of their lives turn the political into moving personal narratives.

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ISBN: 9781416594994
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Published: Scribner - June 15th, 2010