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The Last Book Party

The Last Book Party

by Karen Dukess

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Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on July 9, 2019

Overview

*Summer 2019 B&N Discover Great New Writers Selection*
*One of Parade's Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2019*
*A July 2019 Indie Next List Great Read*

A propulsive tale of ambition and romance, set in the publishing world of 1980’s New York and the timeless beaches of Cape Cod.

In the summer of 1987, 25-year-old Eve Rosen is an aspiring writer languishing in a low-level assistant job, unable to shake the shadow of growing up with her brilliant brother. With her professional ambitions floundering, Eve jumps at the chance to attend an early summer gathering at the Cape Cod home of famed New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie. Dazzled by the guests and her burgeoning crush on the hosts’ artistic son, Eve lands a new job as Henry Grey’s research assistant and an invitation to Henry and Tillie’s exclusive and famed "Book Party"— where attendees dress as literary characters. But by the night of the party, Eve discovers uncomfortable truths about her summer entanglements and understands that the literary world she so desperately wanted to be a part of is not at all what it seems.

A page-turning, coming-of-age story, written with a lyrical sense of place and a profound appreciation for the sustaining power of books, Karen Dukess's The Last Book Party shows what happens when youth and experience collide and what it takes to find your own voice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250225474
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/09/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 941,735
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

With a background in newspaper and magazine journalism, Karen Dukess spent the last eight years as a speechwriter on gender equality at the United Nations Development Programme. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and lives in Pelham, New York.