Elise Hooper

Virtual Author Series

Elise Hooper - "Fast Girls" book cover and color author photoVideo premiere: September 16, 7:00 p.m. on Facebook.com/hectv

Elise Hooper, "Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women’s Olympic Team"
Interview moderated by Ashley Hasty, creator of the book review website HastyBookList.com 

Acclaimed author Elise Hooper explores the gripping, real life history of female athletes, members of the first integrated women’s Olympic team, and their journeys to the 1936 summer games in Berlin, Nazi Germany. “Fast Girls” tells the story of three athletes determined to defy society’s expectations of what women can achieve. As tensions bring the United States and Europe closer and closer to the brink of war, the athletes must fight for the chance to compete as the fastest women in the world amidst the pomp and pageantry of the Olympics. 

Signed book available from The Novel Neighbor. Curbside pickup and shipping available. 


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