2013 Release: Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties

Here is an exciting new release for all of you fans of the Roaring Twenties!

Publication Date: November 5, 2013
NAL Trade
Paperback; 416p
ISBN-10: 0451419200

America in the 1920s was a country alive with the wild fun of jazz, speakeasies, and a new kind of woman—the flapper.

Vera Abramowitz is determined to leave her gritty childhood behind and live a more exciting life, one that her mother never dreamed of. Bobbing her hair and showing her knees, the lipsticked beauty dazzles, doing the Charleston in nightclubs and earning the nickname “Dollface.”

As the ultimate flapper, Vera captures the attention of two high rollers, a handsome nightclub owner and a sexy gambler. On their arms, she gains entrée into a world filled with bootleg bourbon, wailing jazz, and money to burn. She thinks her biggest problem is choosing between them until the truth comes out. Her two lovers are really mobsters from rival gangs during Chicago’s infamous Beer Wars, a battle Al Capone refuses to lose.

The heady life she’s living is an illusion resting on a bedrock of crime and violence unlike anything the country has ever seen before. When the good times come to an end, Vera becomes entangled in everything from bootlegging to murder. And as men from both gangs fall around her, Vera must put together the pieces of her shattered life, as Chicago hurtles toward one of the most infamous days in its history, the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

About the Author

Renée Rosen is the author of DOLLFACE, A Novel of the Roaring Twenties. DOLLFACE tells the story of a flapper who falls in love with two mobsters from rival gangs during Prohibition Chicago. Coming November 5, 2013 by Penguin/NAL.

She is also the author of EVERY CROOKED POT, a YA novel published by St. Martin's Press.

Renée has contributed to many magazines and newspapers, including Chicago Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Complete Woman, DAME, Publisher's Weekly and a slew of now sadly defunct publications. She lives in Chicago where she is at work on a new novel also coming from Penguin/NAL in 2014. Visit her at www.reneerosen.com.


  1. I do too, Kathleen! I haven't read any HF books set in this time, so I can't wait to check it out.

  2. Definitely want to read this one!

  3. I have been so delighted with the novels coming out lately about the 1920s. It was such an changing time with women throwing off their “shackles” and people in general partying, drinking and having fun. The fact that there was so much crime everywhere also makes it a frightening time.

    I’m looking forward to reading this book and enjoyed your synopsis.

  4. Thanks all! So glad you're looking forward to DOLLFACE. Hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

    And special thanks to Amy for this posting!

  5. I'm reading more set in this time period lately. This sounds like an exciting one- I'll keep an eye out for it.

  6. I love books set in the 20s. I am totally fascinated with flappers. They were very rebellious and independent and the 20s version of a hippie, if you will. I am adding this to my GR TBR list!

  7. Gorgeous cover! I love any books set in the 1920s so I'll have to check this one out!


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