A Cowardly Woman No More (Paperback)
Over the course of one fateful day, Trisha Donahue begins to reclaim her courage and discovers secrets in a familiar place. A surprising, quietly dramatic adventure story infused with Ellen Cooney's warm humor and wisdom.
After years of skilled work and dedication, Trisha Donahue is denied a well-earned promotion by her company's male executives, who give it instead to an underqualified man. Devastated, forty-four-year-old Trisha begins to reckon with the demands that exhaust her, the injustices that confront her, and the ways she has betrayed herself "just to fit in" with coworkers who resent and belittle her abilities. But at the Rose & Emerald--a unique rural restaurant Trisha has loved since childhood--her company's annual Banquet Day sets in motion a surprising adventure, revealing unexpected allies, hidden passageways, and an interstellar secret. Encouraged by a vivid cast of characters, from sympathetic coworkers to the mysterious employees of the fabled Rose & Emerald, Trisha makes a decision that will change her professional and personal life forever. From acclaimed author Ellen Cooney, A Cowardly Woman No More is a lively, luminous novel about a wife, mom, and career woman who brings herself first nervously, then more and more bravely, through a monumental transformation.
About the Author
Ellen Cooney is the author of ten previous novels, and of stories published in the New Yorker and many literary journals. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, she lives on the Phippsburg Peninsula in midcoast Maine