Meg Wolitzer with Maria Semple
An evening that should be an absolute delight is in store, as Meg Wolitzer makes this welcome Elliott Bay return visit for a terrific new novel, The Female Persuasion (Riverhead), to be joined in conversation by beloved Seattle novelist Maria Semple. Last here for her previous, encompassing novel The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer spins a story of and for our time, a story of a young woman seeking to know her way, and the part an older woman—and other women—can play in that.
“Sweeping yet intimate, Wolitzer’s timely saga places her characters at the heart of a new wave of feminism, one clinging to the old paradigms of protest while encompassing current politics of personal responsibility. In a complex web of friends, lovers, mentors, and rivals, Wolitzer compassionately and artfully discerns the subtle strengths at the core of these essential connections.” —Booklist.
“No novel could feel more prescient in the #MeToo movement than Meg Wolitzer’s The Female Persuasion… Wolitzer’s ultra-readable latest illuminates the oceanic complexity of growing up female and ambitious—and reveals the author’s substantial insight into the tangles of gender and power.” —Vogue. Maria Semple’s most recent novel is Today Will Be Different.