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The Gilded Years

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781501110450
Author(s): Karin Tanabe
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Dimensions: 132 x 208 x 25 (w x l x h)
Pages: 400

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Tanabe immerses the reader in a world of romance and manners, but also leaves you gripping the edge of your seat An elegant and extremely gratifying imagining of one remarkable woman's life. 'USA TODAY' Think: 'Gatsby' meets college meets an impressive beach read. theSkimm An' Us Weekly' Sizzling Summer Read * A TIME Magazine Summer Read Since childhood, Anita Hemmings has longed to attend the country s most exclusive school for women, Vassar College. Now, a bright, beautiful senior in the class of 1897, she is hiding a secret that would have banned her from admission: Anita is the only African-American student ever to attend Vassar. With her olive complexion and dark hair, this daughter of a janitor and descendant of slaves has successfully passed as white, but now finds herself rooming with Louise Lottie Taylor, the scion of one of New York s most prominent families. Though Anita has kept herself at a distance from her classmates, Lottie s sphere of influence is inescapable, her energy irresistible, and the two become fast friends. Pulled into her elite world, Anita learns what it s like to be treated as a wealthy, educated white woman the person everyone believes her to be and even finds herself in a heady romance with a moneyed Harvard student. It s only when Lottie becomes infatuated with Anita s brother, Frederick, whose skin is almost as light as his sister s, that the situation becomes particularly perilous. And as Anita s college graduation looms, those closest to her Please click here to ask a question
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