The Female Persuasion (Paperback)

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It's hard to believe that Wolitzer's newest novel had been in the works for quite some time, because ti feels completely and totally born of our current moment.  This is the story of Greer, a bright-but-timid-college freshman whose entire life changes when Faith Frank, a prominent feminist, becomes her mentor.  Wolitzer doesn't shy away from the big questions -- what are ambition and activism supposed to look like? -- and has an enormous gift for writing about how one's youthful idealism evolves over time.  I loved this!

— Erika

April 2018 Indie Next List


“I never could have anticipated this book, and now I can't imagine a world without it, especially at this moment in American history. The Female Persuasion follows the ambitious but shy Greer Kadetsky, her boyfriend, her best friend, and the feminist icon who launches her into the world. Through these vivid, complex, and lovable characters, Wolitzer explores both the principle and reality of feminism, as well as the desire to become our fullest selves and the twists and turns that journey can take. My heart raced while reading this book, and I never wanted it to end. The Female Persuasion is powerful, generous, smart, and deeply kind; I can't wait for the world to meet it.”
— Megan Bell, Underground Books, Carrollton, GA

Summer 2019 Reading Group Indie Next List


“I never could have anticipated this book, and now I can’t imagine a world without it, especially at this moment in American history. The Female Persuasion follows the ambitious but shy Greer Kadetsky, her boyfriend, her best friend, and the feminist icon who launches her into the world. Through these vivid, complex, and lovable characters, Wolitzer explores both the principle and reality of feminism, as well as the desire to become our fullest selves and the twists and turns that journey can take. My heart raced while reading this book, and I never wanted it to end. It is powerful, generous, smart, and deeply kind.”
— Megan Bell, Underground Books, Carrollton, GA

Product Details
ISBN: 9788901234649
ISBN-10: 8901234645
Publisher: Geotneun Namu
Publication Date: September 5th, 2019
Language: Korean