[BOOKS] ✮ The Talented Miss Farwell ✸ Emily Gray Tedrowe – Writerscompany.co.uk


The Talented Miss Farwell Catch Me If You Can Meets Patricia Highsmith In This Electrifying Page Turner Of Greed And Obsession, Survival And Self Invention That Is A Piercing Character Study Of One Unforgettable Female Con Artist Becky Farwell Is One Of The Most Wickedly Compelling Characters I Ve Read In Ages A Machiavellian Marvel, A Modern Becky Sharp, A Character To Root For Despite Your Better Judgment And Her Story, Both Topical And Timeless, Will Knock You Off Your Feet Rebecca Makkai, Author Of The Great BelieversAt The End Of The S, With The Art Market Finally Recovered From Its Disastrous Collapse, Miss Rebecca Farwell Has Made A Killing At Christie S In New York City, Selling A Portion Of Her Extraordinary Art Collection For A Rud Percent Profit Dressed In Couture YSL, Drinking The Finest Champagne At Trendy Balthazar, Reba, As She S Known, Is The Picture Of A Wealthy Art Collector To Some, The Elusive Miss Farwell Is A Shark With Outstanding Business Acumen To Others, She S A Heartless Capitalist Whose Only Interest In Art Is How Much She Can MakeBut A Thousand Miles From The Big Apple, In The Small Town Of Pierson, Illinois, Miss Farwell Is Someone Else Entirely A Quiet Single Woman Known As Becky Who Still Lives In Her Family S Farmhouse, Wears Sensible Shoes, And Works Tirelessly As The Town S Treasurer And Controller No One Understands The Ins And Outs Of Pierson S Accounts Better Than Becky She S The Last One In The Office Every Night, Crunching The Numbers Somehow, Her Neighbors Marvel, She Always Finds A Way To Get The Struggling Town Just A Little Money What Pierson Doesn T See And Can Never Discover Is That Much Of That Money Is Shifted Into A Separate Account That She Controls, Borrowed Funds Used To Finance Her Art Habit Though She Quietly Repays Pierson When She Can, The Business Of Art Is Cutthroat And Unpredictable But As Reba Farwell S Deals Get Bigger And Bigger, Becky Farwell S Debt To Pierson Spirals Out Of Control How Long Can The Talented Miss Farwell Continue To Pull Off Her Double Life



10 thoughts on “The Talented Miss Farwell

  1. says:

    Giveaway Win


  2. says:

    A whirlwind adventure of a book I lived in New York myself in the 90s and like the talented protagonist of two names, was drawn to Soho and the art scene Somewhat terrifyingly, it was not hard for me to understand how a bored girl from a small town might somehow fall into a second identity as a thief and glamorous patron of the art world You d think you could nev


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    This title already has many long reviews here, some that give away the whole plot, so I won t repeat what has already been said My favorite part of the story was the beginning chapters when Becky Farwell is a smart, hard working teenager who takes care of her father and runs his business In a way, this is a feminist tale a boy in the same situation wouldn t run into


  4. says:

    Becky Farwell grows up a lot through the course of The Talented Miss Farwell Starting with her childhood, where she becomes an accounting whiz in order to save her family business and moves on to work for the town hall in her small town of Illinois At some point, Miss Farwell begins to lead a double life , one of money and prestige as a well known art collector She uses


  5. says:

    This is a suspense mystery I won an ARC of this book from goodreads giveaway, and I will post a review as soon as I finish reading the book.


  6. says:

    I ve seen the mixed reviews on this one and it took me a few minutes to really consider my thoughts I read most of this book over a weekend Any book that can keep me to where I make time to read just onechapter , I have to likethan just a little I could see where Becky was going with her flawed plan but kept hoping there would be a point where she would come to her senses I did


  7. says:

    Interesting.


  8. says:

    Becky Farwell responds to her tragic young life full of limitations by turning her talent for math and problem solving into a new activity at which she can prosper. While I had empathy for her and her life choices this book was so brilliantly written that I just had anxiety throughout I was never sure whether I was supposed to admire her or just be disgusted.


  9. says:

    Poor Becky Farwell Growing up in a small farming town with a widowed father with a failing farm equipment business, there was never any question that she could attend college, despite her amazing talent for numbers She quickly gets a job in the accounting department for the city of Pierson, IL, and notices that the way things have always been done is sloppy and inefficient Worse, when she t


  10. says:

    I received a free ARC of The Talented Miss Farwell from Harper Collins Publishing, but all thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own She was Becky Farwell, quicksilver, out thinker, king Infatigable, audacious, high flying Becky or Reba, depending on who you ask isn t the type to settle And why should she, when she s pretty much perfected the balance between hometown sweetheart


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About the Author: Emily Gray Tedrowe

Emily Gray Tedrowe is the Chicago based author of the novels The Talented Miss Farwell, Blue Stars, and Commuters She earned a PhD in English literature from New York University, and a BA from Princeton University She has received an Illinois Arts Council award as well as fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Sewanee Writers Conference A frequent book reviewer for USA Today and other publications, Tedrowe also writes essays, interviews, and short stories.Preorder The Talented Miss Farwell nowFind me on Instagram at egtedrowe, where I post pics of what I m reading