The daughters of Erietown: A novel

The novel, the daughters of Erietown, revolves around an unforgettable story of time. Progress and how mistakes of one generation are repeated by the other or repaired.


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Plot

Starts with a girl named Ellie in 1957, Clayton valley, Ohio. Who scores the best grades in class, she dreams of going to nursing school and getting married to Brick McGinty. Who is a basket ball star who has the chance to escape his abusive father and be the first person in his blue collared family to go to college.

The story changes when Ellie realizes that she is pregnant. And gives up her dream of joining nursing school and gets married to Brick, who gets a union card. The story talks about Ellie, Brick and their daughter Samantha.

The centre of the novel shows the evolution of women’s lives in the second half of the twentieth century and the issues families and working class communities face. And how much people know and pretend to know about each others lives and secrets.


Connie Schultz

Is an American writer and journalist. is a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate and has also worked at The Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper. She also won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for her pungent columns that provided a voice for the underdog and underprivileged. She later resigned from paper to avoid a conflict of interest, and is teaching journalism at Kent State University. The daughters of Erietown, being her first novel. She has also received a Pulitzer price for her writings.


Reviews

The novel has received not less than a 4 star. With readers praising the novel and criticizing a bit. The story held people and was a fast and interesting read. Some readers were reminded of their teenage days and the tension between what they wanted for their lives, what they expected and what they were given. This is a beautifully plotted and ambitiously structured debut whose complex characters—perhaps especially those who hurt the ones they love—burrow deep into your bones. The familiar themes she writes on is family, feminism, racial and gender equality, and the dignity of the working class. In the end, though, the story and the relations are what will be long remembered.

The book is available on Amazon, and audible versions are available on Google Play Books and Audible. It is expected to release on the 9th of June,2020.

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