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His Little Women
     

His Little Women

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by Judith Rossner
 

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Mr. Goodbar the epic family saga of four very different sisters and their Hollywood producer father.

A spellbinding saga of the four daughters of larger-than-life Hollywood producer, Sam Pearlstein, and the fallout that occurs when one sister writes a bestselling novel and a

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Mr. Goodbar the epic family saga of four very different sisters and their Hollywood producer father.

A spellbinding saga of the four daughters of larger-than-life Hollywood producer, Sam Pearlstein, and the fallout that occurs when one sister writes a bestselling novel and a man she swears she’s never known brings a libel suit against her. Through these four women, Rossner brilliantly explores what it means to be a sister and a daughter.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This unsuccessful attempt at a Hollywood inside story revolves around the four daughters of a movie tycoon's three consecutive wives. PW called it ``laboriously contrived, rambling and lacking momentum,'' although ``at times, Rossner is capable of thoughtful writing: on sibling rivalry, Jews in the movie industry, the fiction writer's art.'' (Apr.)
Library Journal
Too many story lines drain dramatic tension in this sprawling novel about movie mogul Sam Pearlstein and his four daughters from three marriages. Writer Louisa Abrahms and lawyer Nell Berman, from marriages one and two, are drawn together by their adoration of Daddy (who can be a charmer), by the libel suit brought against Louisa's novel about a Hollywood producer and his daughters, and by the search for truth as each sees it. Nell, whose story this is, ponders the line between fiction and truth, a legal and personal question for her and a potential focus for this book, which dwells on Sam and his womanizing, stepfamilies' histories and squabbles, the trial, even the emerging women's movement. Rossner ( Looking for Mr. Goodbar; August) can create wonderfully full-bodied characters and tell a fine story (and do it concisely, as in a memorable account of Nell's marriage in just 18 pages)--but here she squanders her talents. Literary Guild main selection; previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 11/1/89.-- Michele Leber, Fairfax Cty. P.L., V a .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476774763
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
07/08/2014
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
367
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Judith Rossner [1935–2005] was an American novelist, most famous for the bestseller, Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1975). A lifelong New Yorker, her books centered around the themes of urban alienation and gender relations.

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