The Female Persuasion: A Novel

By Meg Wolitzer
Read by Rebecca Lowman

14.83 Hours 04/03/2018 unabridged
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Interestings comes an electric, multilayered novel about ambition, power, friendship, mentorship, and the romantic ideals we all follow deep into adulthood, not just about who want to be with, but who we want to be. 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 had always imagined. Charming and wise, knowing and witty, 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, how those roles evolve over time, and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A New York Times bestseller

A Time Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018

A Harper’s Bazaar Pick of Most Anticipated Novels of 2018

A London Guardian Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018

A LibraryReads Pick for April

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Interestings comes an electric, multilayered novel about ambition, power, friendship, mentorship, and the romantic ideals we all follow deep into adulthood, not just about who want to be with, but who we want to be.

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 had always imagined.

Charming and wise, knowing and witty, 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, how those roles evolve over time, and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The subject matter is timely, and Rebecca Lowman’s narration is perfect…Lowman moves adeptly among all types of voices and situations, never slipping into melodrama or monotone. In fact, Lowman often crosses into that ineffable narrative zone wherein she herself disappears and the story alone takes center stage…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Much has changed in the feminist movement, and for all women…and this book observes those changes with a gimlet eye.” Time
“Wolitzer’s ultra-readable latest illuminates the oceanic complexity of growing up female and ambitious—and reveals the author’s substantial insight into the tangles of gender and power.” Vogue
“Finally, a novel about a complicated relationship that doesn’t get nearly enough attention: that between mentor and mentee. Full of Meg Wolitzer’s signature acumen and insight.” Esquire
“Symphonic…The perfect feminist blockbuster for our times.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“This insightful and resonant novel explores what it is to both embrace womanhood and suffer because of it.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Meg Wolitzer

Meg Wolitzer is a New York Times bestselling author of several novels for adults as well as Belzhar for young adults.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 14.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English