For four young immigrant women living in Bostons North End in the early 1900s, escaping tradition doesnt come easy. But at least they have one another and the Saturday Evening Girls Club, a social pottery-making group offering respite from their hectic home livesand hope for a better future.Ambitious Caprice dreams of opening her own hat shop, which clashes with the expectat...
|Title||:||The Saturday Evening Girls Club|
|Number of Pages||:||250 pages|
The Saturday Evening Girls Club Reviews
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Caprice is the daughter of Italian immigrants who dreams of opening her own hat shop. She attends the Saturday Evening Girls Club with three of her best friends, all of whom also come from immigrant families. As the four girls try to make their way and discover who they are in an ever-changing America, they find that the tradition of their families is difficult to escape. They navigate love, education, family, and dreams, all while at...more
The Saturday Evening Girls Club blends real historical figures of early 20th century Boston with an engaging story of young women from immigrant families trying to find their place in the new world. The characters struggle with respecting the “old ways” of their immigrant parents, and pursuing opportunities of work, education and autonomy that were beginning to be available to women. This is the best book I’ve read this year!
I received this book from Kindle Scout and I am so glad that I read it and it was published. The only problem I had with this book was the ending left you hanging big time and I hope there is more to this story. Per the author's website though, she loved the ending and she doesn't plan on continuing this story. This is a huge disappointment to me.
The Saturday Evening Girl Club is based on some true facts about immigrants in the 1900's and it was nice that the author actually did research on thi ...more
I love reading stories revolving around women who challenge the norms and fight for their dreams. Compared to other stories where women are damsels in distress rescued by powerful male heroes, this was a moving and powerful story exploring the role of women in the world and their struggle for independence and love.
Caprice, Maria, Ada, and Thea share a wonderful friendship as they grow up in the Jewish and Italian immigrant neighborhoods of north Boston. The setting is in the 20th century where ...more
It was a sweet book in a way. Saturday Evening Girl’s Club really existed and helped out immigrant girls of weaker section. The book reads more like an easy YA fiction where there a few pimples of problem easily surmounted. All people are kind and everything is hunky dory.
It is well written and is an easy page turner.
This 1 star is not for the book, it's for me for getting through it.
This was the July book club pick which I purchased through Once Upon A Book Club.
Yet another fun and engaging read from Once Upon A Book Club! I do not work for them, but I sure wish I did. Being able to get paid to find book club books and choose little gifts and treasures that go with the story sounds like a dream job. I work at my local library in the Teen Department, so I'm not too heartbroken that I don't work for OUABC.
Anyway, on to this book review.
To get this over with The Saturday Eveni ...more
I really enjoyed this book. It had a little bit of everything. History, romance, tough topics, feminism, and strong bonds. I loved the girls and how different they were, yet they all worked well together in the novel. The writer did a great job of really making the reader understand her characters and time period. Great writing and really interesting story!