Sarah McCraw Crow, the author of “The Wrong Kind of Woman” has written a thought-‘provoking and intriguing novel. The genres for this book are Fiction and Women’s Fiction. This is a book about loss, finding oneself, coming of age, sisterhood, family, and friends. The timeline for this story is set between 1970 and 1973. I appreciate the mention of various music during that time.The author describes her characters as complex and complicated. The story is narrated by three characters, Virginia, a Mom, who recently lost her husband Oliver, who was a teacher at the college, Rebecca, her daughter, and Sam, a college student.
Sarah McCraw Crow, uses the setting of the story at Clarendon College, a school for boys. There are mostly men professors, and a few women are involved. These are confusing and turbulent times, and there are various protests. One protest is for Clarendon College to be Co-ed, and for more women to teach and get tenure at the college. There is a discussion of fraternities, drugs and alcohol at that time. Men and women are not treated equally.
Virginia is mourning Oliver’s loss, and looking where she will fit in. The college makes it difficult for her to get a job. Virginia looks for friends and finds a group of single women, who have meeting to change things. Rebecca would like to have friends, and has many disagreements with her mother about the recent changes. Sam is musically inclined, and also has difficult making friends.
I would recommend “The Wrong Kind of Women” to other readers. It is certainly thought-provoking!