Meg Wolitzer

The Female Persuasion
  • The Female Persuasion

  • ** Selected by 8 National Newspapers as a Book of the Year **

    ** The New York Times Bestseller **

    ‘A page-turner that succeeds both at character and ideas’ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    A warm and immersive novel about ambition, power, women, friendship and finding your place in the world, from the bestselling author of The Wife and The Interestings.

    Greer Kadetsky is a shy college student when she meets the person who will change her life.
    Faith Frank, an influential and glamorous figure from the women’s movement, inhabits a very different world to Greer’s. But after a chance encounter Faith singles Greer out and invites her into her life, leading her down a thrilling path as it winds towards and away from her meant-to-be love story with high school sweetheart Cory and the future she had always imagined.

    Expansive and wise, compassionate and witty, The Female Persuasion is about the spark we all believe is flickering inside us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time.

Meg Wolitzer is the author of several acclaimed novels: The Uncoupling (‘tingles with playfulness and wicked observation’ Independent); The Position (‘one of the best and most human books I’ve read all year’ Erica Wagner); The Ten-Year Nap (‘as incisive and pitiless and clear-eyed a chronicler of female-male tandems as Philip Roth or John Updike' Chicago Tribune) and, most recently, The Interestings. She is married with two sons and lives in New York City.