In 1926, droves of Americans traveled by train across the United States to visit the West. They ate at Harvey Houses, where thousands of well-trained waitresses provided first-class service. The Waitresses: The Journal of a Harvey Girl tells the first-person story of one spunky girl, Kitty Evans, as she faces the often funny and painful experiences she and fellow waitresses Cordelia and Emmy endure. As Kitty writes about her escapades, a loveable teenager emerges; she embraces adventure, independence, her position as a Harvey Girl, and a freelance writing career. In this fast-paced novel, best-selling author Carolyn Meyer, who has visited and researched several Harvey Hotels, brings together an unforgettable heroine with the universal themes of friendship, identity, and young love.
About the Author
Carolyn Meyer is an award-winning and best-selling author of over sixty books for children and young adults, more than twenty of which are historical. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where a Harvey Hotel and Restaurant was located.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A slow plot, but well-drawn about the life of this girl who longs for adventure. It was an enjoyable easy read. The story is set in a much simpler time in U.S. history.