North Carolina, 1946. One woman. A discovery that could rewrite history. "A beautifully rendered portrait of a young woman finding her courage and her voice."—Lisa Wingate. Maddie Sykes is a burgeoning seamstress who’s just arrived in Bright Leaf, North Carolina—the tobacco capital of the South—where her aunt has a thriving sewing business. After years of war rations and shortages, Bright Leaf is a prosperous wonderland in full technicolor bloom, and Maddie is dazzled by the bustle of the crisply uniformed female factory workers, the palatial homes, and, most of all, her aunt’s glossiest clientele: the wives of the powerful tobacco executives. But she soon learns that Bright Leaf isn’t quite...
Publisher: William Morrow (March 1, 2022) Pages: 352 pages ISBN-10: 0063082934 ISBN-13: 978-0063082939 ASIN: B096898S5W
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Adele Myers grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, and has a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently works in advertising and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, son, and their rescue dog, Chipper. The Tobacco Wives is her first novel.