The Last Book Party

  • From the Publisher
January 1, 2013

In the sum­mer of 1987, 25-year-old Eve Rosen is an aspir­ing writer lan­guish­ing as a low-lev­el assis­tant, unable to shake the shad­ow of grow­ing up with her bril­liant broth­er. With her pro­fes­sion­al ambi­tions floun­der­ing, Eve jumps at the chance to attend an ear­ly sum­mer gath­er­ing at the Cape Cod home of famed New York­er writer Hen­ry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie. Daz­zled by the guests and her bur­geon­ing crush on the hosts’ artis­tic son, Eve lands a new job as Hen­ry Grey’s research assis­tant and an invi­ta­tion to Hen­ry and Tillie’s exclu­sive and famed Book Par­ty”— where atten­dees dress as lit­er­ary char­ac­ters. But by the night of the par­ty, Eve dis­cov­ers uncom­fort­able truths about her sum­mer entan­gle­ments and under­stands that the lit­er­ary world she so des­per­ate­ly want­ed to be a part of is not at all what it seems. A page-turn­ing com­ing-of-age sto­ry, writ­ten with a lyri­cal sense of place and a pro­found appre­ci­a­tion for the sus­tain­ing pow­er of books, The Last Book Par­ty shows what hap­pens what it takes to find your own voice.

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