ALEXIA ELLERY FINSDALE, San Francisco,1905
New York : Aladdin, 1997
is an exciting time. Women are just beginning to realize they can strike
out on their own, make careers and lives independent of their fathers,
husbands and brothers. Mrs. Tanner,. Alexia's landlady, is living proof.
She is a widow supporting herself with her sewing machine; she designs
toilettes and costumes for well-off women in the city. Alexia's father,
an itinerant con-man, dislikes the suffragists and the progressives--and
the independent Mrs. Tanner. When he gets into yet another money-squeeze,
and tries to repair the damage by conning Mrs. Tanner, Alexia makes the
difficult decision to choose her own destiny.
(Kathleen Duey, author. firstname.lastname@example.org)
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