The Manhattan Girls The Manhattan Girls

The Manhattan Girls

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Publisher Description

It’s a 1920s version of Sex and the City, as Dorothy Parker—one of the wittiest women who ever wielded a pen—and her three friends navigate life, love, and careers in New York City. Perfect for fans of Fiona Davis, Beatriz Williams, and Renée Rosen.

NEW YORK CITY 1921: The war is over, fashions are daring, and bootleg liquor is abundant. Here four extraordinary women form a bridge group that grows into a firm friendship.

Dorothy Parker: renowned wit, member of the Algonquin Round Table, and more fragile than she seems. Jane Grant: first female reporter for the New York Times, and determined to launch a new magazine she calls The New Yorker. Winifred Lenihan: beautiful and talented Broadway actress, a casting-couch target. And Peggy Leech: magazine assistant by day, brilliant novelist by night. 

Their romances flourish and falter while their goals sometimes seem impossible to reach and their friendship deepens against the backdrop of turbulent New York City, where new speakeasies open and close, jazz music flows through the air, and bathtub gin fills their glasses. 

They gossip, they comfort each other, and they offer support through the setbacks. But their biggest challenge is keeping their dear friend Dottie safe from herself.

In this brilliant new novel from the bestselling and acclaimed author of Jackie and Maria and The Secret Wife, readers will fall right into Jazz Age New York and into the inner lives of these groundbreaking, influential women.

Lisa Flanagan
hr min
August 16

Customer Reviews

Lauren B in WV ,

A 1920s-era Sex & the City!

A poignant & captivating story of four women & their friends as they navigate the Prohibition-era streets of Manhattan! “The Manhattan Girls” is a work of art. I adored reading about Dottie, Jane, Winifred & Peggy - all strong, independent women in an era when it was less than popular for women to have lives outside of the home. I am embarrassed to say that I failed to realize these characters all existed in real life until about halfway through the book, which made it all the more enthralling once I did. I enjoyed researching the cast of characters once I finished & reading more about their achievements & adventures. A must-read for lovers of historical fiction!

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