Margot

A Novel

You must sign in to see if this title is available for request.
Send NetGalley books directly to your Kindle or Kindle app

1
To read on a Kindle or Kindle app, please add kindle@netgalley.com as an approved email address to receive files in your Amazon account. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
2
Also find your Kindle email address within your Amazon account, and enter it here.
Pub Date 24 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 31 Dec 2022

Talking about this book? Use #Margot #NetGalley. More hashtag tips!


Description

A moving portrait of a young woman’s struggle to break free of her upper-class upbringing amid the whirlwind years of the sexual revolution.

It’s the mid-1950s and Margot Thornsen is growing up between a Park Avenue apartment in New York and her family’s sumptuous Oyster Bay estate as the presumed heir to her late grandfather’s steel fortune. Her domineering mother has charted a course for her—to forego education and marry well—but Margot is more interested in microscopes and beetles and books. When a devastating fire brings the family legacy crashing down and the sexual revolution dawns, a new path opens up—the expansive world of late-1960s Radcliffe College and the intellectual, cultural, and sexual freedom Margot has been reaching for.

Hailed for her “intelligent and heartfelt fiction” (Kirkus Reviews), Wendell Steavenson writes with grace, precision, and great psychological perception. With Margot, she has crafted a vivid portrayal of the quiet torment of young women of its era, a comically caustic mother-daughter story, and a memorable evocation of one woman’s passion for the wonder of science.

About the Author: Wendell Steavenson, whose writing has appeared in The New Yorker, the Financial Times, and Granta, is the author of the novel Paris Metro and three books of reporting. Born in New York and raised in London, she now lives in Paris.

A moving portrait of a young woman’s struggle to break free of her upper-class upbringing amid the whirlwind years of the sexual revolution.

It’s the mid-1950s and Margot Thornsen is growing up...


Available Editions

EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9781324020844
PRICE $28.95 (USD)

Available on NetGalley

NetGalley Shelf App (PDF)
Send to Kindle (PDF)
Download (PDF)

Average rating from 5 members


Featured Reviews

I will be the first to admit that yes, I do judge a book by its cover and the cover of Margot is exactly what drew me to it.
I was not disappointed by the book, I loved reading about Margot and her life full of struggles, friends and family.
‘Margot’ almost reads like a biography as we learn about her life and loves.
A very enjoyable read, I look forward to recommending it.

Was this review helpful?

Readers who liked this book also liked: