The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

" 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! "  - Recommended by Erika

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ISBN: 9781594488405
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 3rd, 2018

To be admired by someone we admire - we all yearn for this: the private, electrifying pleasure of being singled out by someone of esteem. But sometimes it can also mean entry to a new kind of life, a bigger world.


Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer- madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can't quite place- feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she'd always imagined.


Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. At its heart, The Female Persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It's a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.