Release Date: October 6, 2020
Virginia Desmarais’ world is altered when her husband dies of a heart attack while stringing Christmas lights. It shocks Virginia and her daughter, Rebecca as they helplessly watch him collapsing on the front lawn. Virginia has devoted most of her life to raising her thirteen-year-old daughter while supporting her husband’s career as a college professor. Virginia must embark on a new chapter in her life while she seeks employment to support her family. It is a tough transition since few worthwhile jobs are available to women in the 1970’s.
Virginia also becomes reacquainted with four women that were on the faculty with her husband at the college. This group was built on long-standing friendships and they include her into their social world. Virginia appreciates their friendships along with their philosophical ideas for a women’s movement at the college. At the same time, Rebecca is having difficulty accepting life without her father and how her mother is giving her less attention. Tensions in both the town and at the college begin to rise when protests for change build around the country.
The Wrong Kind Of Woman is a debut novel by Sarah McCraw Crow. This book is about a woman faced with unexpected change and trying to forge a new path for herself. This was a thought-provoking book and I look forward to future works from this author.