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Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
This intriguing look behind the scenes of the finance industry is witty and fun. The protagonist immediately wins the heart of the reader. At times the pace gets bogged down a bit by financial information and too much self-reflection. Duffy does a great job of keeping the tone of the novel upbeat despite the grimness of the financial markets.
Fresh out of college, Alex Garrett is thrilled to start her job at a prestigious investment firm. Her enchantment with the position quickly declines as she is subject to the harsh treatment given to female newbies. She keeps her wits and sense of humor about her and eventually earns a promotion. Her colleagues begin to show her some respect, and a romance blooms. But as the stock market descends into mayhem, Alex finds herself in a mess that doesn’t resemble her dream job. (MORROW, Feb., 304 pp., $24.99)
Reviewed By: Roseann Marlett
Published: February 2012