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Detroit Lakes Public Library BOOK CLUB KIT REI (Text) 33500013526454 Main Checked out 12/12/2022

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  • ISBN: 9781501161933
  • Physical Description: 1 kit + 10 books (389 pages ; 21 cm), 1 discussion guide, 1 contents sheet, 1 getting started guide, 1 evaluation form
  • Edition: First Washington Square Press / Atria Paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press/Atria, 2018.

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General Note: Contains: 10 copies of the book, 1 discussion guide, 1 contents sheet, 1 getting started guide, 1 evaluation form
Summary, etc.: From Taylor Jenkins Reid, "a genius when it comes to stories about life and love" (Redbook), comes an unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress's relentless rise to the top, the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine. Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Summoned to Evelyn's Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn's life unfolds, revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love, Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn's story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 April #2
    Reid (One True Loves, 2016) knows how to tug at heart strings with unusual tales of finding real and lasting love. Here she goes in a different direction, evoking emotion in all new ways. Former Hollywood A-lister Evelyn Hugo is finally going public with the story of her seven husbands, ready to reveal the love of her life, so she calls in journalist Monique Grant to write her coveted biography. Stunned and thrilled to be given such a big project, Monique begins recording Evelyn's secrets, but she soon wonders if Evelyn's past comes closer to her own than she'd realized, and the reveal of Evelyn's great love may not be Evelyn's only surprise. Much of the novel is in Evelyn's voice, narrating her story to Monique with inflection and dialogue in a way that doesn't feel quite realistic. Yet this is a minor flaw when the reader is so captivated by old Hollywood glamour, intriguing and complex characters, and Reid's unsurpassed ability to leave her audience reaching for a hankie. An utterly unique take on what truly makes a family. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including Malibu RisingDaisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter.

Subject: California Los Angeles Hollywood
Biographers Fiction
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Fiction
Genre: Romance fiction.
Psychological fiction.
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