The Seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard

A Novel

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Descripción editorial

A Kansas seamstress reinvents herself in Los Angeles, but the past comes back to haunt her, in this “superb, surprising” historical novel (The Seattle Times).

At age seventeen, Nell Plat is an unhappily married woman, quick with her needle and wit, but ill-suited to wifely duties like cooking, mothering, and tending to her boorish husband. Unable to shake her dreams of glamour and excitement, she abandons her family and quiet life in Kansas for the hustle, bustle, and glittering lights of Los Angeles.
 
Among the wannabes and celebrities of the silver screen, Nell reinvents herself as Madame Annelle, seamstress to the stars. But just as she begins stitching her way to success, her past shows up on her doorstep, threatening to unravel her carefully crafted ruse.
 
“Meticulously researched” (The A.V. Club) and “vibrant with historical accuracy” (SFGate)—based on the true story of the author’s grandmother—The Seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard is a fascinating look at old Hollywood glamour, gender roles, and the ever-evolving American dream.

GÉNERO
Ficción y literatura
PUBLICADO
2009
4 de agosto
IDIOMA
EN
Inglés
EXTENSIÓN
384
Páginas
EDITORIAL
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
VENTAS
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
TAMAÑO
1.5
MB

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