Ten Girls to Watch

By Charity Shumway
(Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9781451673418, 368pp.)

Publication Date: July 31, 2012

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A radiant debut novel about stumbling through the early years of adulthoodand a love letter to the role models who light the way.

Like so many other recent graduates, Dawn West is trying to make her way in New York City. She’s got an ex-boyfriend she can’t quite stop seeing, a roommate who views rent checks and basic hygiene as optional, and a writing career that’s gotten as far as penning an online lawn care advice column.

So when Dawn lands a job tracking down the past winners of Charm magazine’s “Ten Girls to Watch” contest, she’s thrilled. After all, she’s being paid to interview hundreds of fascinating women: once outstanding college students, they have gone on to become mayors, opera singers, and air force pilots. As Dawn gets to know their life stories, she’ll discover that success, love, and friendship can be found in the most unexpected of places. Most importantly, she’ll learn that while those who came before us can be role models, ultimately, we each have to create our own happy ending.




About the Author
Charity Shumway received an MFA in Creative Writing from Oregon State University and a BA in English from Harvard University. After graduate school, she spent nine months reporting on the 50th anniversary of Glamour"'s "Top Ten College Women" contest. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, Ladies Home Journal, Fitness, "and Garden Design, "and her short fiction has been honored by Glimmer Train "and Slice "magazine, among others. She lives with her husband in Brooklyn, New York.
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