Rebecca Flowers is the author of another novel about a downsized heroine, Nice To Come Home To.
As a child, I devoured books about poor girls. The best saw large fortunes vanish and were maybe even orphaned.
Then, as an adult, I learned about being downsized myself firsthand — twice in three months. Instead of making a ball gown out of the drapes (as Scarlett O'Hara did), I crawled into bed to console myself with books about other women in similar situations.