Friday, May 3, 2019

The Conundrum of the Phenomenon.

Book Review for “The Girl Puzzle: A Story of Nellie Bly” by Kate Braithwaite.

This new historical, biographical fiction novel is about Elizabeth Cochrane, the investigative journalist of the late 19th century and early 20th century, who was better known as Nellie Bly. Apparently, Bly is a hot topic at the moment, since this is now the third novel that I’ve read that touches on Bly’s famous experience. The first was David Blixt’s novel of Bly’s earliest parts of her career, and the other one was Greer Macallister’s “Woman 99” where the main character is inspired by Bly’s story, and enters an asylum in order to save her sister who was committed to the institution. Thankfully, through intense, and compelling prose Braithwaite has given us a slightly different take on Bly and her life, as she portrays this woman not only as the true phenomenon that she was, but also as something of a conundrum.

The rest of this review is now available only on my new blog here.


 Crooked Cat Publishing will release “The Girl Puzzle” by Kate Braithwaite on May 5, 2019. This book is available (via the following affiliate links) from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart (Kobo) US eBooks, Wordery or The Book Depository (both with free worldwide delivery), new or used from Alibris, used from Better World Books (promoting libraries and world literary), as well as from an IndieBound store near you. I would like to thank the author for sending me an ARC of this novel for this review.

Comments Welcome!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Got anything to say about this? Go on, tell me!