Land of Dreams: A Novel

Land of Dreams: A Novel

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by Kate Kerrigan
     
 

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Set in 1940s Los Angeles, the compelling final installment in New York Times bestselling author Kate Kerrigan’s sweeping immigrant trilogy begun in Ellis Island and City of Hope—a story of family, love, danger, and ambition in Hollywood during World War II.

Irish immigrant Ellie Hogan has finally achieved the American Dream. But

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Set in 1940s Los Angeles, the compelling final installment in New York Times bestselling author Kate Kerrigan’s sweeping immigrant trilogy begun in Ellis Island and City of Hope—a story of family, love, danger, and ambition in Hollywood during World War II.

Irish immigrant Ellie Hogan has finally achieved the American Dream. But her comfortable bohemian life on Fire Island, New York, is shattered when her eldest adopted son, Leo, runs away, lured by the promise of fortune and fame in Hollywood. Determined to keep her family intact, Ellie follows him west, uprooting her youngest son and long-time friend Bridie.

In Los Angeles, Ellie creates a fashionable new home among the city’s celebrities, artists, and movie moguls. She is also drawn into intense new friendships, including talented film composer Stan, a man far different from any she has ever met, and Suri, a beautiful Japanese woman and kindred spirit, who opens Ellie’s eyes to the injustices of her country.

While Leo is dazzled by Hollywood’s glitz, Ellie quickly sees that the golden glamour masks a world of vanity and greed. Though she tries to navigate them around the dangers of their new home, she will not be able protect them from an even more terrifying threat: war.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Kerrigan captures the 1942 Hollywood milieu nicely with her sure touch for historical fiction.”
Hazel Gaynor
“A delicious portrayal of the glamour of 1940s Hollywood, and a wonderful conclusion to the Ellis Island trilogy.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062340528
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/07/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
372,592
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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