White Collar Girl: A Novel (Paperback)
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The latest novel from the bestselling author of Dollface and What the Lady Wants takes us deep into the tumultuous world of 1950s Chicago where a female journalist struggles with the heavy price of ambition...
Every second of every day, something is happening. There’s a story out there buried in the muck, and Jordan Walsh, coming from a family of esteemed reporters, wants to be the one to dig it up. But it’s 1955, and the men who dominate the city room of the Chicago Tribune have no interest in making room for a female cub reporter. Instead Jordan is relegated to society news, reporting on Marilyn Monroe sightings at the Pump Room and interviewing secretaries for the White Collar Girl column.
Even with her journalistic legacy and connections to luminaries like Mike Royko, Nelson Algren, and Ernest Hemingway, Jordan struggles to be taken seriously. Of course, that all changes the moment she establishes a secret source inside Mayor Daley’s office and gets her hands on some confidential information. Now careers and lives are hanging on Jordan’s every word. But if she succeeds in landing her stories on the front page, there’s no guarantee she’ll remain above the fold.…
About the Author
Renée Rosen is the bestselling author of What the Lady Wants, Dollface, and the young adult novel, Every Crooked Pot. She lives in Chicago where she is at work on a new novel.
“An unforgettable novel about an ambitious woman’s struggle to break into the male dominated newspaper world of the 1950s.”—Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of At the Water’s Edge
"White Collar Girl has it all—a plucky girl reporter, a colorful cast of newsroom characters, a gripping mystery, and best of all, a terrific depiction of 1950s.”—Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife
“A thoroughly enjoyable dive into 1950s Chicago…Part historical drama, part mystery, part romance, and all cleverly told. An intriguing page-turner!”—Susan Meissner, author of Secrets of a Charmed Life
“This story had me from the first sentence…With spare, elegant sentences, Rosen plants the reader in the middle of mid-century politics and family tragedy.”—Jeanne Mackin, author of The Beautiful American
"With verve, pace and style, White Collar Girl conjures…a world you will not want to leave.”—Priya Parmar, author of Vanessa and Her Sister
“Impeccable storytelling makes White Collar Girl as insightful as it is exciting."—Shelley Noble, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Beach
“Rosen does it again in this lively and engaging novel…Refreshingly no-nonsense women's fiction!”—Stephanie Dray, bestselling author of America’s First Daughter
“A riveting read, both as a trip back to the misogynistic workplaces of the Mad Men era and as an enjoyable look at a scrappy street reporter doing her work.”—Booklist
“An entertaining and transportive page-turner.”—Publishers Weekly