Searching for Grace Kelly

Searching for Grace Kelly

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"It's a gem of a story."--Laura Moriarty, author of The Chaperone

For a small-town girl with big-city dreams, there is no address more glamorous than New York's Barbizon Hotel. Laura, a patrician beauty from Smith, arrives to work at Mademoiselle for the summer. Her hopelessly romantic roommate, Dolly, comes from a working-class upstate town to attend secretarial school. Vivian, a brash British bombshell with a disregard for the hotel's rules, rounds out the trio of friends. Together, the girls embark on a journey of discovery that will take them from the penthouse apartments of Park Avenue to the Beat scene of Greenwich Village to Atlantic City's Steel Pier -- and into the arms of very different men who will altertheir lives forever.


Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780544313545
Branch Call Number: FIC Calla
Characteristics: 275 pages ; 21 cm

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EmilyEm
Feb 09, 2016

Debut novelist Callahan takes readers to New York City in the 1950s and into the lives of three very different young women living in the famed Barbizon Hotel for Women, 'at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 63rd Street.' Callahan said he was encouraged by friends and the Vanity Fair editors he worked for to take an article he'd written about the hotel and some of the now famous women who lived there at the start of their careers to a full-length book. This is it. A little flawed in places, but a good page-turner when he starts the first chapter with one of the women--not named--on the hotel’s roof about to jump. Not all happy endings for those residents.

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