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Daughters of the Revolution by Carolyn Cooke.. You can’t really go wrong with the whole prep school thing, and this one blows the doors off with steamy vibrato when the First Girl is accidentally admitted. Fiery and smart.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Daughters of the Revolution is bristling with smarts. Read it slowly and savor the gift this author gives her readers: fierce intelligence, sly humor and not a moment of missing the folly in life."

Susan Minot

"In her amazing first novel, short story writer Cooke bridges the two forms as she introduces her characters in chapters that can stand on their own but which together create a complex and challenging structure."


Author bio: A recipient of fellowships from Bread Loaf, the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the Ucross Foundation and the Corporation of Yaddo, she currently teaches in the MFA writing program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Her first novel, Daughters of the Revolution, and a collection of short stories, Amor & Psycho, are forthcoming from Knopf in 2011 and 2012 More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (192 pp. Luscious: Kindle/Print editions)

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