Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews. Each week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book we are reading or plan to read soon. Hoping to start this one soon.
The Mad Girls of New York; Maya Rodale
Berkley - April 2022
Welcome to New York
I'm off for New York. Look out for me.
NEW YORK CITY, 1887
Nellie did not take New York by storm. Not at first, not as she planned. She had arrived in spring, when the city was bursting into bloom and the air full of promise, with a hundred dollars in her purse along with her clips from her days at the Pittsburg Dispatch and ambition to burn. Of course she would get a job as a reporter for one of the big city papers (even though it was hardly done for a woman). Of course she would become a sensation (even though it was wisely agreed that a woman should do no such thing). Nellie was good at two things: asking questions and believing in herself.