BookBrowse Reviews The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Summary |  Excerpt |  Reviews |  Beyond the book |  Readalikes |  Genres & Themes |  Author Bio

The Female Persuasion

A Novel

by Meg Wolitzer

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer X
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
  • Critics' Opinion:

    Readers' Opinion:

  • Published:
    Apr 2018, 464 pages

  • Rate this book


Book Reviewed by:
Meara Conner
Buy This Book

About this Book

Reviews

BookBrowse:


Best-selling author Meg Wolitzer's novel examines feminism in American society today.

A college freshman struggling for identity. A 1960s feminist icon attempting to maintain her relevance. A son trying to heal his broken family. A daughter striving for acceptance. These are just a handful of the characters featured in Meg Wolitzer's novel, The Female Persuasion, each of whom are attempting to answer the question: "What is my role in the world?"

The story opens with college freshman, Greer Kadetsky. Having lost out on her chance at an Ivy League school, Greer is adrift at her safety school, struggling to form a sense of her own identity and purpose. After an encounter with world-famous sixties feminist icon, Faith Frank, Greer feels the world has opened its possibilities to her, and is encouraged to pursue a path helping impoverished and disadvantaged women around the world. This career arrives in the form of Faith's new business organization; a feminist ...

Subscribers Only

BookBrowse's reviews and "beyond the book" articles are part of the many benefits of membership and, thus, are generally only available to subscribers, including individual members and patrons of libraries that subscribe.

Join Today


Member Login


Library Patrons

Beyond the Book:
  Gloria Steinem

Editor's Choice

  • Book Jacket: Memories of the Future
    Memories of the Future
    by Siri Hustvedt
    I've never kept a journal, but my mother has written in hers for years, the annual volumes she's ...
  • Book Jacket: Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss
    Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss
    by Rajeev Balasubramanyam
    Rajeev Balasubramanyam encapsulates the theme of Professor Chandra Follows his Bliss in its first ...
  • Book Jacket: The Workshop and the World
    The Workshop and the World
    by Robert P. Crease
    The longest glacier in France, the Mer de Glace, is losing roughly 12 feet of ice height each year. ...
  • Book Jacket: Instructions for a Funeral
    Instructions for a Funeral
    by David Means
    Following a venture into novels with Hystopia in 2016, Instructions for a Funeral is a return to ...

Readers Recommend

  • Book Jacket

    Greek to Me
    by Mary Norris

    The Comma Queen returns with a buoyant book about language, love, and the wine-dark sea.
    Reader Reviews

  • Book Jacket

    When We Left Cuba
    by Chanel Cleeton

    An exhilarating historical novel from the author of Next Year in Havana, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick.
    Reader Reviews

Book Club
Book Jacket
An American Marriage
by Tayari Jones

A masterpiece of storytelling, and a 2018 Oprah's Book Club Selection.

About the book
Join the discussion!
Book Club Giveaway!
Win Ecstasy

Win copies to share with friends or your book club!

Ecstasy reveals the true Alma Mahler: composer, author, daughter, mother, wife, lover, and muse.

Enter

Word Play

Solve this clue:

A B Penny A T U

and be entered to win..

Books that     
entertain,
     engage

 & enlighten

Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.

Join Today!

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.