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Karen Abbott

Karen Abbott worked as a journalist on the staffs of Philadelphia magazine and Philadelphia Weekly, and has written for Salon.com and other publications. She is the author of Sin in the Second City. A native of Philadelphia, she now lives with her husband in Atlanta, where she’s at work on her next book. Visit her online at www.sininthesecondcity.com.

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American Rose
Written by Karen Abbott
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | March 2012
$17.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7851-3 (0-8129-7851-X)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

America was flying high in the Roaring Twenties. Then, almost overnight, the Great Depression brought it crashing down. When the dust settled, people were primed for a star who could distract them from reality. Enter Gypsy Rose Lee, a strutting, bawdy, erudite stripper who possessed a gift for...

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Sin in the Second City
Written by Karen Abbott
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | June 2008
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7599-4 (0-8129-7599-5)

Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club, the most famous brothel in American history–and the catalyst for a culture war that rocked the nation. Operating in Chicago’s notorious Levee district at the dawn of the last century, the Club’s proprietors, two aristocratic sisters named Minna and Ada Everleigh, welcomed... Read more





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