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5.0 out of 5 starsLove these characters. Women's agency, empowerment, and friendship.
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2020
Full heart after reading Danielle Martin’s, Glimmer As You Can. Follows a diverse set of women who foster deeply tender, platonic relationships as they gather in a dress shop social club; a space of their own to fulfill their individuality against the backdrop of early-sixties, Brooklyn, NY patriarchal society. Martin captures the claustrophobia, yearning, struggles, and triumphs of defining one’s self amidst socially constructed ideals of gender. Whip smart pacing, and an astute layering of mystery, and dramatic action. This reader literally gasped at plot point near the end regarding a major character. Ending brought tears. An impressive debut novel about women’s agency and empowerment.