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.
Beautifully written... Timely and pressing... McCraw Crow deftly navigates the campus and national politics of the '70s. --Amy Meyerson, bestselling author of The ImperfectsA powerful exploration of what a woman can be when what she should be is no longer an option
"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