I previously blogged on The Gilded Years. It was a book that was well worth reading! That and a number of other books have been selected for today’s bargains by the Skimm. Each is $4.99. I will reprint the Gilded Years blog entry below
The Gilded Years is an historical novel that takes place at Vassar at the turn of the 20th century. It gives a clear picture of what it was like to be a student at an elite women’s college at a time when many women did not receive higher education. The reader also gets to experience the many and unique traditions that the college had. Added to this narrative is an important historical dimension as the novel tells the story of an African American young woman who was passing as white in order to attend the school. What was this like for her? Will she be found out? How alone did she feel? This novel is based on true events and I would highly recommend it. You will get a sense of how far (and not) we have come over the years.