To Die For: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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Determined to realize her dream of television glory, a fame-obsessed weather reporter conspires to murder her husband

Local weather reporter Suzanne Maretto wants nothing more than to transcend life at her suburban television news station. Unrelentingly perky and ruthlessly ambitious, she dreams of national stardom. And she believes that in order to realize her destiny, she must get rid of her husband, whose buttoned-up demeanor has grown ...
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To Die For: A Novel

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Overview



Determined to realize her dream of television glory, a fame-obsessed weather reporter conspires to murder her husband

Local weather reporter Suzanne Maretto wants nothing more than to transcend life at her suburban television news station. Unrelentingly perky and ruthlessly ambitious, she dreams of national stardom. And she believes that in order to realize her destiny, she must get rid of her husband, whose buttoned-up demeanor has grown tiring and whose tragic death would win her the sympathy of millions of television viewers. With the help of three easily manipulated teenagers—one of them her lover—Suzanne sets her murderous plan in motion . . .
 
Told through a series of recollections by twenty-four characters, To Die For, which inspired a movie of the same name starring Nicole Kidman and directed by Gus Van Sant, is a razor-sharp satire of a celebrity-obsessed culture, and the story of one woman’s all-consuming pursuit of fame.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joyce Maynard including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453261378
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 95
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Joyce Maynard (b. 1953) is the bestselling author of eleven books of fiction and nonfiction. She is best known for her memoir At Home in the World and her novel Labor Day, both bestsellers. Maynard launched her writing career as a teenager with the 1972 New York Times Magazine cover story “An 18-Year-Old Looks Back on Life.” She went on to contribute hundreds of essays and columns for publications such as Vogue; More; O, The Oprah Magazine; the New York Times; and many essay collections. The mother of three grown children, Maynard now lives in Northern California, where, in addition to continuing her career as a writer and speaker, she performs regularly as a storyteller with the Moth and Porchlight series. She also runs the Lake Atitlán Writing Workshop in a small Mayan village on the shores of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2005

    Original Well Written Book

    I loved this book. I loved how the story was told through each characters perspective! I couldn't put it down! The movie based on the book was okay, but it didn't really do the book justice.

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    Posted April 13, 2014

    Very good

    Nice ending

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  • Posted April 4, 2014

    Enjoyable read

    I was not dissapointed . . Though different from her other novels,the story was quick and held me right to the end. Was very satisfied with this purchase.

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