Explore the diverse range of historical fiction books by authors Sara Collins, Claire Cameron, Laila Lalami, and more in this Little, Brown list!Read full article
Praise for CAREERS FOR WOMEN:
"What a spectacular novel about the dreams women chase, the choices we make and the power of those decisions to undo us at every turn. I loved it."
—Kate Atkinson, author of A God in Ruins
"In the vein of Mad Men and Hidden Figures, Scott's novel follows women working humdrum clerical jobs during the building of the World Trade Center. Maggie, an Ohio transplant with big dreams; Pauline, a single mother hiding a scandalous past; and their volatile boss, Mrs. J."—Entertainment Weekly, Summer's 20 Must Read Books
"Careers for Women is a spark plug of a novel. I highly recommend this deftly told gem."
—Hannah Pittard, author of Listen to Me
"A suspenseful drama of profound dimensions. MacArthur Fellow Scott, a novelist of wit and daring, creates fresh and compelling characters and nimbly spans decades as she delves into the struggles of women in a blatantly sexist world... Scott's dynamic and provocative novel offers arresting insights into moral dilemmas at the intersection of the personal and the societal."—Booklist (Starred Review)
"a stylish jigsaw puzzle of a book, coming at its subject matter from multiple points of view and expanding the very notion of what historical fiction can be."—Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times
"Smart and masterfully composed, Scott's novel is about women and work, of course; but it's also about the ways in which female friendship and empathy are key to a woman's rise. Fans of Good Girls Revolt and Mad Men, this book belongs on your bookshelf."—Elizabeth Kiefer, Refinery29
"Readers are sure to get swept up in this engrossing novel about friendship."—Bookish.com
"One read of this extraordinary and distinctive novel is never going to be enough"—Kerry McHugh, Shelf Awareness
"a serpentine, craftily-arranged novel that spans decades and county lines . . . . what is Careers for Women if not entirely satisfying?"—Alice Gregory, New York Times Book Review