Stories from Suffragette City is a collection of short stories that all take place on a single day: October 23, 1915. It’s the day when tens of thousands of women marched up Fifth Avenue, demanding the right to vote in New York City. Thirteen of today's bestselling authors have taken this moment as inspiration to raise the voices of history and breathe fresh life into their struggles and triumphs.
The characters depicted here, some well-known, others unfamiliar, each inspire and reinvigorate the power of democracy. We follow a young woman who is swept up in the protests when all she expected was to come sell her apples in the city. We see Alva Vanderbilt as her white-gloved sensibility is transformed over the course of the single fateful day. Ida B. Wells battles for racial justice in the women's suffrage movement so that every woman's voice can be heard. Each story stands on its own, but together Stories From Suffragette City becomes a symphony, painting a portrait of a country looking for a fight and ever restless for progress and equality.
With an introduction by Kristin Hannah and stories from:
Katherine J. Chen
Christina Baker Kline
and Fiona Davis
“As we approach the 100th anniversary of the first time women voted in a presidential race, how fitting it is to read short stories that illuminate one event that helped women achieve that right: a historic women’s march in New York City in 1915. This book‘s collection includes authors whose work I devour—from Dolen Perkins-Valdez to Chris Bohjalian to Christina Baker Kline—and here they are, all in one place.”—Tori Whitaker for Parade Magazine
"A landmark 1915 protest for women’s suffrage is the setting for the dozen short stories in this rousing anthology . . . A diverse range of vivid characters brings human faces to a historical protest march."—Kirkus Reviews
“[Stories From Suffragette City] gives assured voice and intriguing dimension to the actors of a pivotal era.”—Publishers Weekly
Reviews from Goodreads
I still remember the first time I voted for the president of the United States. It’s such a crucial rite of passage, a pivotal pause on the road to adulthood. I remember reading newspaper articles...