The American couple executed in 1951. They were executed for allegedly acting as spies for American enemies, passing on nuclear secrets. The execution is primarily a touchstone in Esther's memory.
New York City
This location is home to most publishing houses and this is where Esther must go when she wins a contest with a magazine.
The hotel for women where the young assistant editors stay. Men are not allowed to enter the building. All the girls have their rooms clustered together as if it were a college dormitory.
This is a serious disease that was all but eliminated by medicine and vaccines by the end of the twentieth century. Buddy Willard contracted it working as a medical student.
The eleven assistant editors were served this at the Ladies' Day magazine food testing banquet. They all ate it and became seriously ill.
Ladies Day Magazine
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