Ten Girls to Watch
A radiant debut novel about stumbling through the early years of adulthood--and a love letter to the role models who light the way. Like so many other recent graduates, Dawn West is trying to make her way in New York City. She's got an ex-boyfriend she can't quite stop seeing, a roommate who views rent checks and basic hygiene as optional, and a writing career that's gotten as far as penning an online lawn care advice column. So when Dawn lands a job tracking down the past winners of Charm magazine's "Ten Girls to Watch" contest, she's thrilled. After all, she's being paid to interview hundreds of fascinating women: once outstanding college students, they have gone on to become mayors, opera singers, and air force pilots. As Dawn gets to know their life stories, she'll discover that success, love, and friendship can be found in the most unexpected of places. Most importantly, she'll learn that while those who came before us can be role models, ultimately, we each have to create our own happy ending.
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 134.62 x 208.28 x 25.4mm | 340.19g
- 31 Jul 2012
- Washington Square Press
- New York, NY, United States
- Original ed.
"Upbeat and engrossing, this chick-lit novel gratifyingly focuses more on Dawn's burgeoning career than on which man she'll end up with." --Booklist
About Charity Shumway
Charity Shumway received an MFA in Creative Writing from Oregon State University and a BA in English from Harvard University. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, where she reported on the fiftieth anniversary of the magazine's "Top Ten College Women" contest, Ladies Home Journal, and Fitness, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.