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1890, Atlanta. By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel Caroline Payne, the daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for "the genteel Southern lady." When her column becomes wildly popular, she uses the power of the pen to address some of society's il ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: February 5th 2019 by Putnam (first published 2019)
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Anna
Dec 02, 2016 marked it as to-read
Shelves: tbr-2018-release
*flails* I NEED THIS IMMEDIATELY.
Elise (TheBookishActress)
May 13, 2017 marked it as releases-2019
this is the type of badass journalist girl historical fiction I'm here for
Jessica Taylor
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If this is half as lovely as Stacey Lee's other books, I'm going to be the happiest reader in the world!
viktoria
pre-read/eta 2/26/18: okay, we have a new title and a new later 2019 publication date. Which I dislike but at least it's news?!

pre-read: I feel like I have been desperately hoping for this book for forever, and I don't even see a publication date yet.
Mónica Bustamante Wagner
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
omg, what a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL book! Loved the history, the wise sentences, the world, the insights, the voice. Stacey Lee's books keep getting better and better!!
Oh, and I didn't even see the twists coming. :) A must-read if you like diverse, historical YA!
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Stacey Lee is a fourth generation Chinese-American whose people came to California during the heydays of the cowboys. She believes she still has a bit of cowboy dust in her soul. A native of southern California, she graduated from UCLA then got her law degree at UC Davis King Hall. After practicing law in the Silicon Valley for several years, she finally took up the pen because she wanted the perk ...more
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