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The Girls at the Kingfisher Club

A Novel

By Genevieve Valentine

From award-winning author Genevieve Valentine, a "gorgeous and bewitching" (Scott Westerfeld) reimagining of the fairytale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses as flappers during the Roaring Twenties in Manhattan.

Jo, the firstborn, "The General" to her eleven sisters, is the only thing the Hamilton girls have in place of a mother. She is the one who taught them how to dance, the one who gives the signal each night, as they slip out of the confines of their father’s townhouse to await the cabs that will take them to the speakeasy. Together they elude their distant and controlling father, until the day he decides to marry them all off.

The girls, meanwhile, continue to dance, from Salon Renaud to the Swan and, finally, the Kingfisher, the club they come to call home. They dance until one night when they are caught in a raid, separated, and Jo is thrust face-to-face with someone from her past: a bootlegger named Tom whom she hasn’t seen in almost ten years. Suddenly Jo must weigh in the balance not only the demands of her father and eleven sisters, but those she must make of herself.

With The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, award-winning writer Genevieve Valentine takes her superb storytelling gifts to new heights, joining the leagues of such Jazz Age depicters as Amor Towles and Paula McClain, and penning a dazzling tale about love, sisterhood, and freedom.

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Book

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9781476739083


Format: Book
Author: Valentine, Genevieve
Summary: A reimagining of the "Twelve Dancing Princesses" traces the story of a family of flappers who work in a 1920s speakeasy until their suspicious father decides to marry them off, prompting a confrontation with a bootlegger from the eldest sister's past.
Title: The girls at the Kingfisher Club : a novel / Genevieve Valentine.
Publisher Date: New York : Atria Books, 2014.
Subject: Nineteen twenties -- Fiction. Young women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781476739083 1476739080
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Valentine
Oclc: 851754497
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Bib Id: 526097

Format: Book
Author: Valentine, Genevieve.
Summary: A reimagining of the "Twelve Dancing Princesses" traces the story of a family of flappers who work in a 1920s speakeasy until their suspicious father decides to marry them off, prompting a confrontation with a bootlegger from the eldest sister's past.
Title: The girls at the Kingfisher Club : a novel / Genevieve Valentine.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Atria Books, 2014.
Description: 277 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Nineteen twenties -- Fiction.
Subjects: Young women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013023870
ISBN: 9781476739083
ISBN: 1476739080
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Valentine