Top 10 Tuesday | New To Me Authors 2017

Top 10 Tuesday | New To Me Authors 2017

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag run by The Broke and the Bookish who provide us with a different prompt every week! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

– Top 10 New to me Authors that I Read in 2017 –

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2017 really was the year of exploration for me and it’s something I definitely want to continue into 2018. Being able to read more meant that I was able to branch out and discover loads of new authors and their wonderful works. I love this week’s T101T topic because we often spend a lot of time celebrating the books we love, sometimes without ever really celebrating the very authors who created those books. So, here are some of my favourite author discoveries of last year!

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ARC Review: The Radium Girls | A gut-wrenching and personal account of ‘America’s Shining Women’

ARC Review: The Radium Girls | A gut-wrenching and personal account of ‘America’s Shining Women’

TITLE: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
AUTHOR: Kate Moore
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: April 2017; Sourcebooks
GENRE: Non-Fiction
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: Historical biography, feminist history, dialpainters, women under capitalism

CONTENT NOTICES: explicit photographs and descriptions of radium poisoning

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Ever heard of Catherine Donohue, Grace Fryer or Katherine Schaub? No? And yet these women have likely saved you from enduring the same bone-splintering fate from radium poisoning.

Kate Moore’s “Radium Girls” gives us a very personal and up-front account of the labouring women of the early 20th century whose bodies literally crumbled in front of their loved ones, while the denial of radium poisoning by greedy businessmen continued to cost more women’s lives.

Definitely a must-read for everyone but of particular interest to anyone interested in Feminist and Marxist histories.

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