The other typist

by Rindell, Suzanne,

Format: Large Print 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Shaler North Hills Library Large Print LARGE PRINT RINDELL
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Large Print
Rose Baker seals men's fates. With a few strokes of the keys that sit before her, she can send a person away for life in prison. A typist in a New York City Police Department precinct, Rose is like a high priestess. Confessions are her job. It is 1923, and while she may hear every detail about shootings, knifings, and murders, as soon as she leaves the interrogation room she is once again the weaker sex, best suited for filing and making coffee.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Rose, a police precinct typist in Prohibition New York, has seen many things. As the recorder of confessions and transgressions of all sorts, she considers herself to be an astute judge of character. So when Odalie Lazare, a new typist, arrives in the office, Rose is intrigued by her beauty, charm, and seeming wealth. Rose becomes infatuated with Odalie, who is not what she appears to be, as Odalie pulls Rose into a world filled with speakeasies, bootleggers, and elite estate parties. With hints toward The Great Gatsby, Rindell's novel aspires to re-create Prohibition-era New York City, both its opulence and its squalid underbelly. She captures it quite well, while at the same time spinning a delicate and suspenseful narrative about false friendship, obsession, and life for single women in New York during Prohibition.--Paulson, Heather Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Rose Baker is inexperienced and unworldly. She takes and types criminal confessions of every sordid kind for a New York City police precinct, but her life is otherwise unremarkable. Due to the increase of crime resulting from prohibition (the book is set in 1923), a new typist is hired to help with the workload, and Rose is intrigued. Odalie is beautiful, provocative, and more than a little unscrupulous. Rose gets swept into Odalie's world of fashion trends and speakeasies, and finds it exhilarating. As she relates her growing involvement with Odalie, Rose becomes as uncertain of Odalie's motives as she is infatuated. Gretchen Mol is effective in narrating Rindell's novel. She sounds young, reserved, and thoughtful. And the voices Mol-who turns in an earnest and capable performance-lends the other characters are appropriate. An Amy Einhorn/Putnam hardcover. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Typists -- Fiction.
Nineteen twenties -- Fiction.
Women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Police stations -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Large type books.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951 -- Fiction.
Publisher Thorndike, Maine :Center Point Large Print,2013
Edition Center Point Large Print edition.
Language English
Description 447 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781611739152
Other Classic View