“Opening Belle.” By Maureen Sherry. Simon & Schuster. Feb. 2. 352 pages. $25

If you’ve seen the film “The Big Short” and noticed that it was all about the men who profited from the financial crisis of 2007-10, you may have wondered where all the Wall Street women were. Sure, there was that Goldman Sachs saleswoman and a couple of others, but most female roles fell into the category of exotic dancer or somebody’s wife. You’ll find the women of Wall Street here. This diverting read is told from the perspective of women trying to make a living in a sexist environment. Obstacles are constantly placed in their path, distracting them from a housing bubble that’s about to burst.