I love finding a new author, don’t you? I mean sure, I’ve heard of Fiona Davis and her other two books, but I hadn’t yet read them.
The Chelsea Girls was my first foray into the worlds created by Fiona Davis and I must just (admit) say…”where the hell have I been??” I was immediately taken in by the story and simply didn’t stop reading until I was finished. Work and sleep and kids be damned.
The Chelsea Girls takes place in the McCarthy era. During and Post WWII, the theater community was thriving. Until it was under attack. It was the dawn of the Red Scare and entertainers of all kinds were forced to name names, reveal Communists, whether they truly were one or not. People were blacklisted, lives were ruined. In an era full of fear mongering and misogyny, Hazel and Maxine fought their way through.
Centered around the haven that was the Chelsea, Davis winds an amazing tale of perseverance and determination. I simply could not stop reading until I finished. Clearly, I will be picking up her other books as well. Do yourself a favor and add this to your list. You most certainly will not be disappointed.
I received an advance copy of this book, all opinions are my own.