WOMAN 99 by Greer Macalister & Giveaway

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One of my biggest fears is being put away or committed somewhere, like an asylum against my will. I’d be sane and fully aware what is happening, but no one believes me and no one comes to save me. In Greer Macallister’s new novel, WOMAN 99 (Sourcebooks), the protagonist gets herself instituted so she can go inside and save her sister. Sounds easy enough, huh? No can do, honey. To top it off, WOMAN 99 is based on a true historical story.

She’s only a number now.

When Charlotte Smith’s wealthy parents commit her beloved sister Phoebe to the infamous Goldengrove Asylum, Charlotte knows there’s more to the story than madness. She risks everything and follows her sister inside, surrendering her real identity as a privileged young lady of San Francisco society to become a nameless inmate, Woman 99.

The longer she stays, the more she realizes that many of the women of Goldengrove  aren’t insane, merely inconvenient — and that her search for the truth threatens to dig up secrets that some very powerful people would do anything to keep.

A historical thriller rich in detail, deception, and revelation, WOMAN 99 honors the fierce women of the past, born into a world that denied them power but underestimated their strength.

I had a knot the entire time I was reading WOMAN 99. I enjoyed getting into the complex character’s heads, and just the fact it was based on a true story kind of freaked me out. I guarantee, readers will not stop flipping pages until the very end. That’s what makes a riveting successful novel.

*****

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Raised in the Midwest, Greer Macallister is a novelist, poet, short story writer, and playwright who earned her MFA in creative writing from American University. Her debut novel THE MAGICIAN’S LIE was a USA Today bestseller, an Indie Next pick, and a Target Book Club selection. It has been optioned for film by Jessica Chastain’s Freckle Films. Her novel GIRL IN DISGUISE, also an Indie Next pick, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which called it “a well-told, superb story.” A regular contributor to Writer Unboxed and the Chicago Review of Books, she lives with her family in Washington, DC.

http://www.greermacallister.com

Thanks to Sourcebooks we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us the latest historical novel you read and why you liked or didn’t like it. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please.

 

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47 thoughts on “WOMAN 99 by Greer Macalister & Giveaway

  1. I finished Auschwitz Lullaby yesterday. It was a heartbreaking book about a German who would not be left behind when the Nazi soldiers came for her family because they had her husband’s Gypsy blood. As a mother of 5 children she cared for them to the end. Her love and devotion to her family was her life purpose in spite of the evil of Auschwitz.

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  2. I’m currently reading THE HUNTRESS. I’m loving it. It’s so much fun learning about a part of history I didn’t know about before.

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  3. The Gown. I loved it, rich in history, felt like you were there. (Side note – family lore is that my great-grandmother had 3 husbands committed. Not sure if that was true or not but it certainly was a way to get rid of someone.)

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  4. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. Six thoughts…its a scary concept to be imprisoned against your will, that once a person was institutionalized, they became a number, in essence dehumanized, an inconvenience, and apparently forgettable, and in need of a savior to help them. It’s an intriguing story!

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  5. Wow! This book sounds awesome. The Seakeeper books by Lisa Wingate all have historical detailing about the Appalachians, the Melungin culture that totally engrossed me!

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  6. As Bright As Heaven. I liked it because even though there was so much loss during this time, there was still hope after the flu pandemic. This book sounds amazing. I would be terrified of being in an asylum. The conditions in the 1930’s were terrible. It’s sad to think how many people were put there for no reason.

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  7. Clover Blue. Awesome read of life in a commune in California
    This book sounds interesting. I worked in a state hospital in the late 70s and saw and heard a lot. It would be terrifying to be locked up against your will

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  8. I can’t wait to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. I just finished The Wartime Sisters and enjoyed it from the perspective of being in the US during the war.

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  9. It’s been almost two years it seems on goodreads since I’ve read a historical fiction novel which was The Dream Keeper’s Daughter. I liked it because it showed me what life was like back when there were slaves.

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  10. Recently read Between Shades of Gray. It was a drama filled read. I enjoy historical novels because I love to be drawn back in time and have a feeling for what life may have been like then.

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  11. I really believe my last historical novel was The Girls in the Picture. I loved it. I love that historical fiction teaches as you are entertained.

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  12. I recently finished Before We Were Yours. It was quite heartbreaking but I was very interested to learn about Georgia Tann and her terrible deeds.

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  13. The Last Boat Out Of Shanghai – The dramatic real life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China’s 1949 Communist revolution by Helen Zia.
    While I am familiar with what the Japanese did in Nanjing, I was unaware of what went on in Shanghai – eyeopener.

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  14. I recently read an ARC of The Guest House by Sarah Blake and I adored it. It spanned three generations but the first (during the WWII era) captured my attention the most because it was such a realistic portrayal of someone doing business with Germany in that time period. It raised a lot of “what if” questions and truly brought the characters to life.

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  15. I don’t remember the last, but the one that stuck in my mind was Carnegie’s Maid. It delved into the life of an Irish ladies maid and I found it fascinating.

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  16. I recently read American Princess by Stephanie Marie Thornton and loved everything about it — the author’s writing style, well-researched material, the central character, Alice Roosevelt, who was a strong woman, and a pioneer, ahead of her time.

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  17. Can’t Buy Me Love was another historical novel I read recently. It was okay and I enjoyed the story. I didn’t like how it ended.. or didn’t end, I suppose you could say. It was supposed to be the end before the second book started. It was more like the author cut their book in half to have two books. The story itself was a good one. It was an easy read.

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  18. Have not read a history novel lately but have The House Guest to start soon.

    Love to win this book sounds so good

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  19. The Beautiful Strangers by Camille Di Maio. It was a story that involved the ghost of the Del Corando hotel in California, the Movie Some Like It Hot and the movies stars including Marilyn Monroe, and a beautiful romance.

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  20. Saw this book yesterday advertised online and have put it on my reading list. Thanks for this opportunity to win a copy.

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  21. The English Wife by Lauren Willig , didn’t loved it but like it. It has it all, thriller, suspence and Historical fiction.

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  22. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I loved it because I was totally shocked with the ending. It was a very sad story though, one that will stay with me for years to come.

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  23. My last historical novel was Caroline. It wrote in the view of Laura Wilder Mother and I loved it because it helped me see their life full circle.

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