Galia Gichon Meet & Greet (IN-STORE)
Join us for an in-store, informal, "Meet & Greet" with author Galia Gichon on August 7th from 2-4pm.
About the Book:
Historical fiction in a contemporary voice.
It’s 1912. After a tragic event, Helen Fox—a factory worker living in New York’s tenements—attends her first suffrage meeting, quickly becoming seduced by the cause. Accepting a job offer from leader Harriot Stanton Blatch, Helen finds herself working alongside famous activists as she tries to change the world, afford the basics, and balance a disgruntled family back home when she marches to Washington, D.C. In a time when the obstacles for women— from any background—were insurmountable, Helen discovers her voice and dreams of equality in a male-dominated society.
“The Accidental Suffragist is the so-timely story of the sacrifices one mother makes – to her family, her safety and her previous identity – when called by a cause and stirred to act. Through the telling of this factory worker’s experience, Gichon reminds us of the grave sacrifices so many women made more than a century ago and the debt of gratitude we owe them today as we see Kamala Harris’s ascent to Vice President.”
Alyson Camerota, CNN anchor