Synopses & Reviews
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. Theres 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 its 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 Daleys office and gets her hands on some confidential information. Now careers and lives are hanging on Jordans every word. But if she succeeds in landing her stories on the front page, theres no guarantee shell remain above the fold.
Praise for White Collar Girl:
“White Collar Girl is an unforgettable novel about an ambitious womans struggle to break into the male dominated newspaper world of the 1950s.” Sara Gruen, New York Times Bestselling Author of Water for Elephants and At the Water's Edge
Praise for What the Lady Wants:
“Rosen skillfully charms, fascinates, frustrates, and moves her readers in this turn-of-the-century tale. Set on an epic historical stage, What the Lady Wants contains all of the hedonism, decadence, success, and tragedy of the great American novel.”— Erika Robuck, national bestselling author of The House of Hawthorne
“What the Lady Wants is a story that opens with the Great Chicago Fire and keeps on smoldering to the end. Rosens characters are finely drawn, and her love triangles are full of subtlety and sincerity. What the lady indeed wants may not be what you assume it to be!”—Suzanne Rindell, author of The Other Typist
Praise for Dollface:
“…more than your average gangster noir. Those interested in novels set in the 1920s and all things Gatsby will not be disappointed."—Library Journal (Starred Review)
“Renee Rosen has combined her daring and vivid imagination with the rich history of Prohibition-era Chicago.”—Karen Abbott, New York Times Bestselling author of Sin in the Second City
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.