The Sweetheart Season

The Sweetheart Season

3.24 (461 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$12.64

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

'Polls have recently confirmed what has long been suspected; most men do not want brainy women. Stewardesses have turned out to be that occupation blessed most often with marriage. The key elements appear to be uniforms and travel.'

It is 1947 and in the aftermath of World War II halcyon days have not returned to Magrit, Minnesota, where the veterans have failed to come home. The men haven't died; they've just moved onto greener pastures, rejecting the local women, who served the war effort in the Scientific Kitchen of Margaret Mill. The mill was founded by Henry Collins, the man responsible for Sweetwheats, the world's first puffed and sugar-coated cereal. As part of a publicity campaign, Henry creates the Sweetwheats Sweethearts all-girl baseball team, convincing the mill girls that this will help them find husbands.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141027088
  • 9780141027081
  • 1,845,656

Looking for beautiful books?

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Shop now .

Review quote

"TRANSPORTING".-- The New York Times Book Review
show more

About Karen Joy Fowler

Karen Joy Fowler is the author of Sister Noon, Sarah Canary, Black Glass and The Jane Austen Book Club. She lives in Davis, California.
show more

Rating details

461 ratings
3.24 out of 5 stars
5 11% (51)
4 29% (134)
3 39% (180)
2 15% (70)
1 6% (26)
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