Today I am excited to share a new release spotlight with you all featuring Fiona Davis' historical fiction novel The Chelsea Girls! The Chelsea Girls was released in hardcover last year, and today marks the release of the wonderful paperback edition! The publisher, Dutton Books, recently reached out to me to offer an e-copy of the book and I am so excited to dig into it over this winter season. There's something about the colder months that always seems to fit well with historical fiction for me--anyone else feel the same way? You can find some more information about the book below, as well as some links to retailers to check it out! And if you've already read it, let me know what you thought!
Title: THE CHELSEA GIRLS
Author: Fiona Davis
Pub. Date: December 8th, 2020 Publisher: Dutton Books
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From the dramatic redbrick facade to the sweeping staircase dripping with art, the Chelsea Hotel has long been New York City's creative oasis for the many artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers, and poets who have called it home—a scene playwright Hazel Riley and actress Maxine Mead are determined to use to their advantage. Yet they soon discover that the greatest obstacle to putting up a show on Broadway has nothing to do with their art, and everything to do with politics. A Red Scare is sweeping across America, and Senator Joseph McCarthy has started a witch hunt for communists, with those in the entertainment industry in the crosshairs. As the pressure builds to name names, it is more than Hazel and Maxine's Broadway dreams that may suffer as they grapple with the terrible consequences, but also their livelihood, their friendship, and even their freedom."