Tuesday, November 24, 2020

#MacmillanAudio Review of Stories From Suffregette City MJ Rose Fiona Davis & Kristin Hannah

 It's very timely to review the Macmillan Audio edition of Stories From Suffregette City, not only is it the 100th anniversary of ratification of the 19th Amendment but it's also election year an election where it's very possible that women decided the outcome because it's a fact that they outnumber men in the US and have since 2013. I have also included some actual footage of that day.

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 10-27-2020
Length: 8hrs-55mins
Source: Macmillan Audio for review
Buy It: Audible



A collection of short stories from a chorus of bestselling writers all set on the same day, October 23, 1915, in which over a million women marched for the right to vote in New York City with an introduction by Kristin Hannah.

Stories From Suffragette City is a collection of short stories from the leading voices in historical fiction that all take place on a single day. The day one million women marched for the right to vote in New York City in 1915. A day filled with a million different stories, and a million different voices longing to be heard. Taken together, these stories from writers at the top of their bestselling game become a chorus, stitching together a portrait of a country looking for a fight, and echo into a resounding force strong enough to break even the most stubborn of glass ceilings.

My Macmillan Audio review:

Stories From Suffregette City
MJ Rose
Fiona Davis
Kristin Hannah


It’s hard for us today to think that women who now outnumber men in the US have only had the vote for 100 years and that the fight for the vote and it was a hard fought win began 72 years earlier in 1848 and that even when we were “given” the right to vote not all of us received that right. Our African American sisters, our Chinese Sisters and our Native American sisters, plus more did not get the right to vote and it wasn’t until the 1965 voting rights acts signed by LBJ that all women finally got the right to vote. Shame on us!

Stories From Suffregette City is a fantastic anthology based on a real historical event, the October 23rd Suffrage March in New York City. The storytellers are some of the leading authors of historical fiction and all the stories all take place on this same monumental day in 1915. Some of the authors in this collection of stories write about real historical figures and some come straight from their imaginations, some authors share characters like Grace granddaughter to Louis Comfort Tiffany but all the characters and the stories are interesting, educational and an important facet of this historically important day. Fans of historical fiction women’s fiction and books like Grand Central by Karen White will devour this fantastic piece of important historical fiction.
There is an introduction by Kristin Hannah and the following are the contributing authors and their story titles:
Christina Baker Kline, “Orphan Train” - http://christinabakerkline.com/
Steve Berry, “The Warsaw Protocol” - https://steveberry.org/books/
Chris Bohjalian, “The Flight Attendant” - https://chrisbohjalian.com/
Megan Chance, “The Visitant” - https://www.meganchance.com/
Katherine J. Chen, “Mary B: A Novel” 
Fiona Davis,“The Lions of Fifth Avenue” - https://fionadavis.net/
Jamie Ford, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” - http://www.jamieford.com/
Paula McLain, “The Paris Wife” - http://paulamclain.com/ 
Dolen Perkins-Valdez,“Wench: A Novel” 
Alyson Richman, “The Lost Wife” - https://www.alysonrichman.com/about-alyson-richman
M.J. Rose, “The Reincarnationist” - https://www.mjrose.com/content/
Lisa Wingate, “Before We Were Yours” - https://lisawingate.com/

The narration by Tavia Gilbert is wonderful she hits all the highs and the lows of this important day and she delivers just the right tone and emotions off all the players plus does a bang up job on the accents and the female, male and child voices. Fantastic job!




Links to the 1915 Manhattan March- https://time.com/4081629/suffrage-parade-1915/