Third Girl from the Left

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Amistad Press
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5.18 X 7.94 X 0.74 inches | 0.69 pounds

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About the Author

MARTHA SOUTHGATE was born and raised in Cleveland. She received her B.A. from Smith College and an M.F.A. from Goddard College. She has been an editor at Essence, a reporter for Premiere and the New York Daily News, and a contributor to the New York Times. She is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Fall of Rome. Southgate lives in Brooklyn, New York.


"Gutsy and riveting...The best kind of page-turner, layered with so much authentic detail...What a wonderful story." --Julia Glass, author of Three Junes

"As intense and serious as it is fun and fabulous, Southgate...once again penetrates a hidden world with devastating accuracy." --ZZ Packer, author of DRINKING COFFEE ELSEWHERE

"THIRD GIRL FROM THE LEFT is a powerful testament to mothers and daughters, and how differently we all dream." --Veronica Chambers, author of MISS BLACK AMERICA

"Martha Southgate's THIRD GIRL FROM THE LEFT is a marvelous combination of the movies that inspired it. . .elegant . . . electric." --Ayelet Waldman, author of Daughter's Keeper

"A compelling saga of love, film and family secrets...the three plotlines [Southgate] deftly weaves into a richly textured whole." Kirkus Reviews

"A graceful, insightful novel." --Lisa Shea Elle

"Third Girl From the Left gives us the flip side of Hollywood's glitz and glamour.....A gripping tale." --Margaret Williams, Essence

"Southgate makes [her] women imperfect enough to be interesting, but gives them enough heart so they're sympathetic...Delicious details abound." --Chelsea Cain The New York Times Book Review

"Vivid and spirited....Entertaining, occasionally racy and moving when you least expect it to be." --Stephanie Zacharek Newsday --