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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library ZHA (Text) 33500013738448 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library ZHA (Text) 33500013738455 New Checked out 02/17/2023

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593546130
  • ISBN: 059354613X
  • Physical Description: 351 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2023.

Content descriptions

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Includes readers guide.
Summary, etc.:
"Crazy Rich Asians meets The Devil Wears Prada in this millennial women's fiction novel by debut author Kyla Zhao about a working class woman who infiltrates Singapore's high society to fulfill her dreams, only to lose herself in the process. For as long as she can remember, Samantha Song has dreamed of having her own byline in a high-society magazine-and she'd do anything to get there. But the constant struggle to help her mom make ends meet and her low social status make her dream feel like a distant fantasy. Now, Sam finds herself working at a drab PR firm. The closest she'll get to that life is living vicariously through her socialite coworker, Anya Chen. Then she meets Timothy Kingston: the disillusioned son of one of Singapore's elite families, and Sam's one chance at infiltrating the high society world to which she desperately wants to belong. To Sam's surprise, Tim and Anya both agree to help her make a name for herself in Singapore's socialite scene. The borrowed designer clothes and plus-ones to every party and major event can only get her so far; the rest is on Sam, and she's determined to make an impression on the editor-in-chief of Singapore's leading high society magazine. But the deeper Sam wades into this fraud, the more she fears being exposed, forcing her to reconcile her pretense with who she really is before she loses it all"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 November #2
    Samantha Song has always dreamed of writing for a high-society magazine in Singapore, but her lack of connections means she has no chance of getting a foot in the door. When her work friend Anya introduces her to Timothy Kingston, disillusioned heir to one of Singapore's most wealthy families, the three hatch a plan: turn Sam into a socialite long enough for her to make an impression on Missy, the editor-in-chief of S, the poshest of the posh magazines. Borrowing clothes from Anya and invitations from Tim, Sam soon makes a splash in society, literally, with a glass of wine spilled on Tim's ex at a dinner party. But even as her scheme starts to bear fruit, Sam finds herself torn between following her dreams and staying true to herself. Zhao's debut is a sparkly page-turner, with hints of Crazy Rich Asians and The Devil Wears Prada. Readers will root for Sam even as she bungles her plans and distances herself from her hard-working mother and best friend. A delightful blend of emotion and aspiration. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kyla Zhao had her first women’s magazine byline at the age of sixteen, writing about weddings for Harper’s Bazaar Singapore before she even had her first kiss. Since then, she has also written for the Singapore editions of Vogue and Tatler. A native Singaporean, Kyla now works in Silicon Valley after graduating from Stanford University in 2021. She’s still trying to understand why Californians adore hiking and Patagonia fleeces so much.

Subject: Rich people > Fiction.
Singapore > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Genre: Fictional Work
Romance fiction.
Novels.

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