The Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis
The Chelsea Hotel. Just the name conjures up so many images, from the artists and musicians who have lived there to its dramatic stairway, covered in art. The Chelsea Girls follows two women, Hazel and Maxine, as they reach for their dreams after meeting as USO girls during World War Two. Alternating in perspectives between Hazel, the playwright, and Maxine, the actress, both women find that a career in entertainment isn't nearly as difficult as navigating the rising McCarthyism. A satisfying read about the bonds between women.
Release date: July 30