The Women in Black  


The Women in Black
Scribner | February 11, 2020 | 224 pages
ISBN: 9781982134082

“The book I most often give as a gift to cheer people up.” —Hilary Mantel An irresistibly charming debut novel set in a department store in Sydney in the 1950s. The women in black, so named for the black frocks they wear while working at an upscale department store called Goode’s, are run off their feet selling ladies’ cocktail dresses during the busy season. But in Sydney in the 1950s, there’s always time to pursue other goals… Patty, in her mid-thirties, has been working at Goode’s for years.