With remarkable clarity and focus, in this, her newest novel, the author takes us to the front lines of the suffrage movement as seen through the eyes of three women: Ida B. Wells-Barnett was born into slavery in the south and now wants to make sure that black women are not left behind by the mostly white suffrage efforts; Maud Malone is a New York librarian working for human rights; and Alice Paul, who is only twenty-five years old but has already known what it means to spend time in prison in Great Britain, has returned to bolster the lagging movement in her own country. The result? Alice Paul organizes the Woman’s Suffrage Procession of 1913 – the day before Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration – in which they are joined by thousands of other women, all moving forward toward a future that will not come quickly. The author gives us the background, including Wilson’s anti-suffrage views, the challenges put forth by Maud Malone at gatherings like his pre-election gathering, the less than enthusiastic agreement to allow Ida to march with the group, and the hard work leading up to the procession itself. Finally, on the day of the procession, March 3, 1913, when the police were seemingly unable to do their jobs properly, things get pretty touch-and-go on the route. But they pull it off! If this doesn’t make you jump up and shout “Hurrah,” then nothing will! Book clubs will rock with this one! An added benefit: the extensive listing of her research sources for further reading. Enjoy!