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The Female Persuasion

A Novel

By Meg Wolitzer
Narrated by Rebecca Lowman / 14 hours 48 minutes
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The Female Persuasion

“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.”

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018

“Ultra-readable.Vogue

Equal parts cotton candy and red meat, in the best way.People

Wolitzer’s social commentary can be as funny as it is queasily on target.” —The Wall Street Journal

Wolitzer is one of those rare writers who creates droll and entertaining novels of ideas.Fresh Air, NPR

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Interestings, this great holiday gift is an electric novel not just about who we 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’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.

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Author
Narrator Rebecca Lowman
ISBN 9780525528173
Length 14 hours 48 minutes
Language English
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #173 Overall
Genre Rank #102 in Fiction & Literature
 

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