The Downstairs Girl
5%
off

The Downstairs Girl

4.03 (8,929 ratings by Goodreads)
Narrator  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 11-14 business days.


Not ordering to the United States? Click here.

Description

From the critically-acclaimed author of Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon and founding member of We Need Diverse Books comes a powerful novel about identity, betrayal, and the meaning of family. By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, Dear Miss Sweetie. When her column becomes wildly popular, she uses the power of the pen to address some of society's ills, but she's not prepared for the backlash that follows when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender. While her opponents clamor to uncover the secret identity of Miss Sweetie, a mysterious letter sets Jo off on a search for her own past and the parents who abandoned her as a baby. But when her efforts put her in the crosshairs of Atlanta's most notorious criminal, Jo must decide whether she, a girl used to living in the shadows, is ready to step into the light. With prose that is witty, insightful, and at times heartbreaking, Stacey Lee masterfully crafts an extraordinary social drama set in the New South.
show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 137 x 163 x 27mm | 79g
  • Old Saybrook, CT, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1400170788
  • 9781400170784

Review quote

Spectacular. -Booklist Starred Review
show more

Rating details

8,929 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 30% (2,670)
4 47% (4,207)
3 20% (1,748)
2 3% (246)
1 1% (58)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X