The Two Mrs. Grenvilles

The Two Mrs. Grenvilles

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by Dominick Dunne
     
 

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When Navy ensign Billy Grenville, heir to a vast New York fortune, sees showgirl Ann Arden on the dance floor, it is love at first sight. And much to the horror of Alice Grenville—the indomitable family matriarch—he marries her. Ann wants desperately to be accepted by high society and become the well-bred woman of her fantasies. But a gunshot one rainy

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When Navy ensign Billy Grenville, heir to a vast New York fortune, sees showgirl Ann Arden on the dance floor, it is love at first sight. And much to the horror of Alice Grenville—the indomitable family matriarch—he marries her. Ann wants desperately to be accepted by high society and become the well-bred woman of her fantasies. But a gunshot one rainy night propels Ann into a notorious spotlight—as the two Mrs. Grenvilles enter into a conspiracy of silence that will bind them together for as long as they live. . . .

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"A LUSCIOUS NOVEL."
—Cosmopolitan

"STEAMY."
—Newsday

"COMPELLING."
—Liz Smith
   New York Daily News

"DIVERTING."
—Glamour

"SIZZLING."
—Copley News Wire

Joyce Cohen
...The book is crammed with ominous foreshadowings...Yet the novel, peopled by aimless characters who are far more pathetic than sympathetic, never picks up much momentum....Even the ambiguities are only mildly suspenseful....The Two Mrs Grenvilles by Dominick Dunne, this lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous story, a loose retelling of the famous Woodward murder case of 1955, must have made a more compelling news account than it does a novel. -- New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345522214
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/15/2009
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
231,306
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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