New York in the late 1950s. A city, and a world, on the cusp of change...
Little, Brown and Company
On Sale: July 25, 2017
Hardcover / e-Book
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Women's Fiction Historical
Maggie Gleason is looking toward the future. Part of a
midcentury wave of young women seeking new lives in New
York City, Maggie works for legendary Port Authority
public relations maven Lee K. Jaffe--affectionately known
to her loyal staff as Mrs. J. Having left Cleveland,
Maggie has come to believe that she can write any story
for herself that she imagines.
Pauline Moreau is running from the past--and a shameful
secret. She arrives in the city on the brink of despair,
saddled with a young daughter who needs more love,
attention, and resources than Pauline can ever hope to
provide. Seeing that Pauline needs a helping hand, Mrs. J
tasks Maggie with befriending, and looking after,
As the old New York gives way to the new, and Mrs. J's
dream of the world's largest skyscraper begins to rise
from the streets of lower Manhattan, Pauline--with the
aid of Maggie and Mrs. J--also remakes herself. But when
she reignites the scandal that drove her to New York,
none of their lives will ever be the same. Maggie must
question everything she thought she knew about love,
work, ambition, and family to discover the truth about
the enigmatic, strong woman she thought she had rescued.
Careers for Women is a masterful novel about the
difficulties of building a career, a dream, or a life--
and about the powerful small mercies of friendship and
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