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Unmentionables Exceptionally Readable And Highly RecommendedLibrary Journalstarred Review A January 2014 MIBA Midwest Connections Pick Engaging First Work From A Writer Of Evident AbilityKirkus ReviewsMarian Elliot Adams Tale Is Contagiously EnthusiasticPublishers WeeklyUnmentionables Is A Sweeping And Memorable Story Of Struggle And Suffrage, Love And RedemptionLoewenstein Has Skilfully Woven A Story And A Cast Of Characters That Will Remain In The Memory Long After The Book S Last Page Has Been Turned New York Journal Of Books Readers Will Be Fascinated By This Timeless Glimpse Into A Slice Of American History On The Brink Of Significant Change, Whose Memorable Characters Are Both Vulnerable And Engaging I Loved This Book Boswell Book Company Staff Pick Unmentionables Starts Small And Expands To Touch Chicago And War Torn France As Laurie Loewenstein Weaves Multiple Points Of View Together To Create A Narrative Of Social Change And The Stubbornness Of The Human HeartBlack Heart MagazineA Historical, Feminist Romance In The Positive Senses Of All Three Terms A Realistic Evocation Of Small Town America Circa 1917, Including Its Racial Tensions A Tale About Standing Up For The Equitable Treatment Of Women And A Story About Two Lonely People Who Overcome Obstacles, Including Their Own Character Defects, To Find Love TogetherMilwaukee Journal Sentinel , 96 Books For Your Summer Reading List Marian Elliot Adams, An Outspoken Advocate For Sensible Undergarments For Women, Sweeps Onto The Chautauqua Stage Under A Brown Canvas Tent On A Sweltering August Night In 1917, And Shocks The Gathered Town Of Emporia With Her Speech How Can Women Compete With Men In The Work Place And In Life If They Are Confined By Their Undergarments The Crowd Is Further Appalled When Marian Falls Off The Stage And Sprains Her Ankle, And Is Forced To Remain Among Them For A Week As The Week Passes, She Throws Into Turmoil The Town S Unspoken Rules Governing Social Order, Women, And Negroes The Recently Widowed Newspaper Editor Deuce Garland, His Lapels Glittering With Fraternal Pins, Has Always Been A Community Booster, His Desire To Conform Rooted In A Legacy Of Shame His Great Grandfather Married A Black Woman, And The Town Will Never Let Deuce Forget It, Especially Not His Father In Law, The Owner Of The Newspaper And Deuce S Boss Deuce And His Father In Law Are Already At Odds, Since The Old Man Refuses To Allow Deuce S Stepdaughter, Helen, To Go To Chicago To Fight For Women S Suffrage.But Marian S Arrival Shatters Deuce S Notions Of What Is Acceptable, Versus What Is Right, And Deuce Falls Madly In Love With The Tall Activist From New York During Marian S Stay In Emporia, Marian Pushes Deuce To Become A Greater, Braver, And Dynamic Man Than He Ever Imagined Was Possible He Takes A Stand Against His Father In Law By Helping Helen Escape To Chicago And He Publishes An Article Exposing The County S Oldest Farm Family As The Source Of A Recent Typhoid Outbreak, Risking His Livelihood And Reputation Marian S Journey Takes Her To The Frozen Mud Of France S Picardy Region, Just Beyond The Lines, To Help Destitute Villagers As The Great War Rages On Helen, In Chicago, Is Hired As A Streetcar Conductor Surrounded By Bitter Men Who Resent Her Taking A Man S Job Meanwhile, Deuce Struggles To Make A Living And Find His Place In Emporia S Wider Community After Losing The Newspaper.Marian Is A Powerful Catalyst That Forces Nineteenth Century Emporia Into The Twentieth Century But While She Agitates For Enlightenment And Justice, She Has Little Time To Consider Her Own Motives And Her Extreme Loneliness Marian, In The End, Must Decide If She Has The Courage To Face Small Town Life, And Be Known, Or Continue To Be A Stranger Always Passing Through.


About the Author: Laurie Loewenstein

I am a fifth generation Midwesterner with roots in Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas Growing up, there were always teetering stacks of books beside everyone s beds The stacks live on in my house, an ever changing mosaic of novels, mysteries, biographies, and history My writing life has included several wonderful years on small daily newspapers as a feature and obituary writer Later I am a fifth generation Midwesterner with roots in Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas Growing up, there were always teetering stacks of books beside everyone s beds The stacks live on in my house, an ever changing mosaic of novels, mysteries, biographies, and history My writing life has included several wonderful years on small daily newspapers as a feature and obituary writer Later I worked in public relations and eventually landed as a college writing tutor another amazingly rewarding job My first book, Unmentionables January 2014 , takes place on the Chautauqua Circuit in 1917 I am currently working on my second novel, set in the Dust Bowl, a time known as The Dirty Thirties



10 thoughts on “Unmentionables

  1. says:

    This is the flagship novel of my new imprint, Kaylie Jones Books, which I have started because I find there is little room for literary novels of this quality in mainstream publishing these days.Akashic Books, which has for 15 years been championing the literary underdog, allowed me t


  2. says:

    Laurie Loewenstein s Unmentionables is the best work of historical fiction I have read in the past few years From the heat and excitement of the Chautauqua assemblies, to the prejudices and politics of segregated small town America, to the dangerous French countryside of World War I, the setti


  3. says:

    This was a great historical novel that, in spite of it s setting 95 years ago, has many parallels in today s society when it comes to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, and class I felt very invested in the well being of the protagonists, especially Marian and Helen, who are modern early 20th century w


  4. says:

    This book make you proud to be a woman American, French or otherwise a proud and strong woman Unmentionables deals with real historical issues which are still relevant today Realistic to the time period and very engagin...


  5. says:

    Meh.


  6. says:

    I thought this book was going to be funny I was expecting a Fanny Flagg sort of small town story But it wasn t I found it to be mostly boring and a slow read The ending disappointed.


  7. says:

    Although the beginning of this novel was a slow start for me, it quickly became muchinteresting and ended up being a very enjoyable and informative read What caught my interest initially about this novel was the mention of the Chatauqua meetings These were traveling cultural educational programs with speakers and other performers who wen


  8. says:

    Maria Elliot Adams is a progressive thinking lecturer on the prairie tent show circuit, traveling from Midwest town to town The subject of her speech was focused on the restrictive unmentionables women were forced to wear in the workplace In 1915 the traditional five layers of undergarments like corsets restricted movement and breathing Her trend


  9. says:

    The story itself was good but it needed a good proof beta reader the word reins was spelled reigns twice and there was a discrepancy with time a character says a man had kissed her 34 years ago when they were both young adults but that spring he had met another woman w...


  10. says:

    I a Romani man was having a rough night so turned to this for some entertainment when what else could I possibly have encountered but virulent anti Romani racism Great Just what I needed from the world Edit And it s transphobic


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