The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid- Heather taking lead
mar. 12 mars à 00:00
A Not Your Momma's Book Club selection. Let's start with the description via our member, Heather: Don't let the publisher's description fool you. This book cannot simply be classified as the "dreaded" chick lit. Combining winning prose with such provocative themes as fame, domestic violence, sexuality,and judgement, this book will pull you in right from the start. Beginning in 1950's Hollywood and traveling 30 years forward, this book will have you invested in the lives of the characters and leave you wanting more. A quote from the book: “People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is 'you're safe with me'- that's intimacy.” And now the publisher's blurb: 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 is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
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