Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Faithful, by Janet Fox

Sixteen-year-old Maggie Bennet's life is in tatters. Her mother has disappeared and is presumed dead. Her father has forced her to leave the privilege and wealth of their elegant Newport, Rhode Island, home and travel with him to Yellowstone National Park. Torn from the only life she has ever known, Maggie is furious, but, as a woman in 1904, powerless -- even when she discovers that her father intends to marry her off to a creepy older man.

Without being completely didactic, and while telling an engaging story, Faithful shows young readers what life was like during the early 1900s. 

This week on The Write Question, Janet Fox talks about and reads from Faithful, the first in a series of three novels Penguin plans to publish. She also talks about the constraints women born into privileged society in the eastern U.S. had to live with in the early 20th century.

Tune in Thursday, December 30, at 6:30 ( or 7:30 ( to hear Janet Fox on The Write Question

Get more information about Janet Fox and listen to the program online.

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