The Women's March by Jennifer Chiaverini audiobook

The Women's March: A Novel of the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession

By Jennifer Chiaverini
Read by Saskia Maarleveld

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062976000

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665100373

  • ISBN: 9781665100366

  • ISBN: 9781665100380

Runtime: 10.85 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini returns with The Women’s March, an enthralling historical novel of the woman’s suffrage movement inspired by three courageous women who bravely risked their lives and liberty in the fight to win the vote. Twenty-five-year-old Alice Paul returns to her native New Jersey after several years on the front lines of the suffrage movement in Great Britain. Weakened from imprisonment and hunger strikes, she is nevertheless determined to invigorate the stagnant suffrage movement in her homeland. Nine states have already granted women voting rights, but only a constitutional amendment will secure the vote for all.

To inspire support for the campaign, Alice organizes a magnificent procession down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, the day before the inauguration of President-elect Woodrow Wilson, a firm antisuffragist.

Joining the march is thirty-nine-year-old New Yorker Maud Malone, librarian and advocate for women’s and workers’ rights. The daughter of Irish immigrants, Maud has acquired a reputation—and a criminal record—for interrupting politicians’ speeches with pointed questions they’d rather ignore.

Civil rights activist and journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett resolves that women of color must also be included in the march—and the proposed amendment. Born into slavery in Mississippi, Ida worries that white suffragists may exclude Black women if it serves their own interests.

On March 3, 1913, the glorious march commences, but negligent police allow vast crowds of belligerent men to block the parade route—jeering, shouting threats, assaulting the marchers—endangering not only the success of the demonstration but the women’s very lives.

Inspired by actual events, The Women’s March offers a fascinating account of a crucial but little-remembered moment in American history, a turning point in the struggle for women’s rights. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An impassioned account that pulls readers in, making the details feel freshly alive. This politically aware novel about a historic quest for democratic justice compels readers to contemplate everything that has and hasn’t changed regarding voting rights and gender and racial equality.” Booklist
“Undeniably valuable and timely, informative and insightful…Weaves together the actions of three real women, advocating for social and legal change while also speaking to the tensions regarding race, class, and rhetorical arguments that prevent these groups from working together smoothly (if at all).” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Jennifer Chiaverini

Author Bio: Jennifer Chiaverini

Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of the New York Times bestselling Mrs. Lincon’s Dressmaker, The Spymistress, Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival, and the Elm Creek Quilts series. She has also written numerous collections of quilt patterns inspired by her novels, and her quilt patterns have been featured in publications such as Country Woman, Quiltmaker, and Quilt. A former professor of writing at Edgewood College and Penn State, she lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English