Innocence

Innocence

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by Kathleen Tessaro
     
 

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Some dreams never die.

It's 1986 and eighteen-year-old Evie dreams of being an actress. Leaving her hometown of Eden, Ohio, for the first time, she's heading to London to study drama. Together with fellow students Imogene (a born-again Laura Ashley poster child and frustrated virgin) and Robbie (a native New Yorker, budding bohemian, and very much not a virgin),

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Some dreams never die.

It's 1986 and eighteen-year-old Evie dreams of being an actress. Leaving her hometown of Eden, Ohio, for the first time, she's heading to London to study drama. Together with fellow students Imogene (a born-again Laura Ashley poster child and frustrated virgin) and Robbie (a native New Yorker, budding bohemian, and very much not a virgin), Evie's flung into a thrilling new world—a world illuminated by the glamorous, outrageous Robbie. Together, anything's possible.

But then life, and love, intervene. And everything changes.

Fifteen years later, Evie's a single mother teaching drama to night students and living with the eccentric Bunny in her house of artistic renters. Robbie's gone now, killed in a car accident. And Evie's doing her best to forget the past, as well as the dreams they once both shared.

Then an old friendship comes back to haunt Evie. Literally. And suddenly everything is about to change again.

Editorial Reviews

Rocky Mountain News
“A tale as heartbreaking as it is heartwarming.”
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
“Clever…Elegance makes the journey in style.”
Daily Express (UK)
“A breath of fresh air in a wold of increasingly tired–looking chick–lit… a stylish antidote to girly fluff.”
USA Today
“Through vivid descriptions, lively mishaps and devastating details, Tessaro serves up a witty, original, fast–moving debut.”
Entertainment Weekly
“Elegantly written and compelling.”
Pittsburgh Tribune
“A deeply nuanced work.”
Glamour
“Witty…proves that confidence never goes out of fashion.”
New Woman
“A brilliant read with fashion advice thrown in!”
Arizona Republic
“Fabulous fiction. Expect to laugh and maybe pick up some Grace Kelly — Jackie O-esque tips.”
Romantic Times
“Funny and witty…devilishly fun to read.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060522261
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/31/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.05(d)

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