Sarah McCraw Crow, author of The Wrong Kind of Woman



Sarah McCraw Crow will discuss the paperback edition of THE WRONG KIND OF WOMAN.

In late 1970, Oliver Desmarais drops dead in his front yard while hanging Christmas lights. In the year that follows, his widow, Virginia, struggles to find her

place on the campus of the elite New Hampshire men’s college where Oliver was a professor. WhileV irginia had always shared her husband’s prejudices against the four outspoken, never-married

women on the faculty—dubbed the Gang of Four by their male counterparts—she now finds herself depending on them, even joining their work to bring the women’s movement to Clarendon College.

Soon, though, reports of violent protests across the country reach this sleepy New England town, stirring tensions between the fraternal establishment of Clarendon and those calling for change.

As authorities attempt to tamp down “radical elements,” Virginia must decide whether she’s willing to put herself and her family at risk for a cause that had never felt like her own.

Sarah McCraw Crow grew up in Virginia but has lived most of her adult life in New Hampshire.


Event date: 
Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
109 E. Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510-1613
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ISBN: 9780778312314
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mira Books - July 19th, 2022

Beautifully written... Timely and pressing... McCraw Crow deftly navigates the campus and national politics of the '70s. --Amy Meyerson, bestselling author of The Imperfects

A powerful exploration of what a woman can be when what she should be is no longer an option

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ISBN: 9780778310075
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mira Books - October 6th, 2020

"A glorious debut filled with characters grasping to find a place to belong in a world on the edge of change." --Carol Rifka Brunt, New York Times bestselling author of Tell the Wolves I'm Home