Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for CITY OF GRIT AND GOLD by Maud Macrory Powell, releasing May 1, 2017 from Allium Press of Chicago. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Maud:
I’m very excited to share the cover of my debut novel, City of Grit and Gold. The split images, one an intimate photo of a nineteenth century girl and the other an illustration of the Haymarket labor riot, cleverly depicts the nature of the book—the story of one girl’s perspective of a dramatic moment in history. The girl in the photo is a beautiful representation of Addie, who has donned a fancy hat from her father’s shop and appears to be looking off distractedly at the exciting and dramatic events of her life in Chicago in 1886. The type set on the cover resembles a newspaper font, another lovely detail that conveys the sense of the novel. Thanks to publisher Emily Victorson for designing such an evocative and beautiful cover.
~Maud Macrory Powell (CITY OF GRIT AND GOLD, Allium Press of Chicago)
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CITY OF GRIT AND GOLD
The streets of Chicago in 1886 are full of turmoil. Striking workers clash with police…illness and injury lurk around every corner…and twelve-year-old Addie must find her way through it all. Torn between her gruff Papa—who owns a hat shop and thinks the workers should be content with their American lives—and her beloved Uncle Chaim—who is active in the protests for the eight-hour day—Addie struggles to understand her topsy-turvy world, while keeping her family intact. Set in a Jewish neighborhood of Chicago during the days surrounding the Haymarket Affair, this novel vividly portrays one immigrant family’s experience, while also eloquently depicting the timeless conflict between the haves and the have-nots.
Maud Macrory Powell comes from a family of writers. She was born and raised in Washington, DC. She studied comparative religion in college and environmental studies in graduate school. She now lives in rural Oregon with her family, where they run an organic farm and she teaches at Oregon State University. Her essay “The Fruits of My Labor” was published in the anthology Greenhorns: The Next Generation of American Farmers. This is her debut novel.
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