The Women's Center – A novel

The Women's Center
275 Pages
ISBN 978-1-937484-28-6

Four Chicago women in their fifties reunite years after they were students at Shorelake College for Women, to transform a decrepit mansion on campus into a 21st century center for women.

Each is navigating challenges in their individual lives as ordinary people do: rarely smoothly, often treading water, sometimes barely afloat.

Flawed, funny, occasionally furious, these four unlikely heroines are about to embark on a transformation process they never expected.

Michele Larson Fitzpatrick

About Michele Larson Fitzpatrick (Chicago, Illinois Author)

Michele Larson Fitzpatrick

Michele Fitzpatrick is a former staff writer at the Chicago Tribune.

Her blog, "Mrs. Fitz's Story Emporium," ( is a lighthearted commentary on living in Chicago, living as a writer, and growing up in Elmhurst, Il during the lively 1960s.

A graduate of Mundelein College in Chicago and University of Iowa School of Journalism, she facilitates get-togethers on media ethics, women in the arts and narrative technique.

The Women's Center is her debut novel.