Stories of women fighting for their place in the world are illuminated by these two authors. In Women Who Blow on Knots, Ece Temelkuran's three friends set off on a road trip with a murderous 70 year old, Madam Lilla. Jacqueline Woodson's four heroines in Another Brooklyn were also once inseparable. They shared songs, secrets, fears and dreams. But 1970s Brooklyn was a dangerous place, where grown men reached for innocent girls.