Who was Annie Londonderry? In the 1890s, she captured the popular imagination with her daring 'round the world trip on two wheels. But beyond the headlines, Londonderry was really Annie Cohen Kopchovsky, a young, Jewish mother of three small children, who climbed onto a Columbia bicycle and pedaled away into history. To earn the $5,000 reward, Annie needs to succeed at a seemingly impossible 15-month endeavor—and she will give it her all. In this novel, Peter Zheutlin—one of Annie's descendants—tells the inspiring story of the woman who turned every Victorian notion of female propriety on its head, and prevailed.
Spin: A Novel Based on a (Mostly) True Story
Author: Peter Zheutlin.