Arriving at Carmel-by-the-Sea at the turn of the 20th century, writer Nora May French was eager to make her mark in this Bohemian refuge. Carrie Sterling was the long-suffering wife of George Sterling, a philandering realtor who reinvented himself as a poet. To Carrie's dismay, George and the beautiful poetess embark upon an affair, and the ensuing love triangle eventually proved fatal to all three. Revisiting this scandalous story from the Gilded Age, Catherine Prendergast considers why these talented women were slandered by the press and swept aside by history.
"This punchy feminist tribute offers a fascinating look at two forgotten women of the Gilded Age."—Publishers Weekly