Fiction: THE FEMALE PERSUASION

By Meg Wolitzer

At the start of this novel which is mostly the story of two women, an 18-year-old college freshman and a famous older feminist who befriends and inspires her, the young woman is groped at a fraternity party. Her question, “Why is it like this, and what are we supposed to do about it?” is one of many questions addressed with humor and wisdom in this book.