The Girls at the Kingfisher Club
A NovelBook - 2014
Jo, the firstborn, "The General" to her eleven sisters, is the only thing the Hamilton girls have in place of a mother. She is the one who taught them how to dance, the one who gives the signal each night, as they slip out of the confines of their father's townhouse to await the cabs that will take them to the speakeasy. Together they elude their distant and controlling father, until the day he decides to marry them all off.
The girls, meanwhile, continue to dance, from Salon Renaud to the Swan and, finally, the Kingfisher, the club they come to call home. They dance until one night when they are caught in a raid, separated, and Jo is thrust face-to-face with someone from her past: a bootlegger named Tom whom she hasn't seen in almost ten years. Suddenly Jo must weigh in the balance not only the demands of her father and eleven sisters, but those she must make of herself.
With The Girls at the Kingfisher Club , award-winning writer Genevieve Valentine takes her superb storytelling gifts to new heights, joining the leagues of such Jazz Age depicters as Amor Towles and Paula McClain, and penning a dazzling tale about love, sisterhood, and freedom.
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LPL_PolliK Mar 29, 2019
A reimagining of the "Twelve Dancing Princesses" traces the story of a family of flappers who work in a 1920s speakeasy until their suspicious father decides to marry them off, prompting a confrontation with a bootlegger from the eldest sister's past. By the award-winning author of Mech... Read More »
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LPL_MeredithW Jul 18, 2016
Gorgeously written, flawlessly characterized, and powerfully suspenseful, THE GIRLS AT THE KINGFISHER CLUB is a feminist retelling of the fairy tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses set in Jazz Age New York City. Locked away in a townhouse by a father who expects his daughters to go patiently to... Read More »