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The Last Book Party 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, The Last Book Party Shows What Happens When Youth And Experience Collide And What It Takes To Find Your Own Voice. free review copy 4.5 stars Bookish, nostalgic, fabulous timeless narrator and setting Highly recommended for anyone who loves to read about writing and the publishing industry, and for anyone who adores books set in beach towns as much as I do. This was a very light and easy read for me and so nice to enjoy a book like this between so many thrillers and heavy dramas Twenty five year old Eve Rosen wants to be a writer but lacks confidence, inspiration, and the hard work that can be necessary to write a book She does work in a publishing house as an assistant, hoping everything about writing will rub off on her but actually is getting nowhere with her writing When she misses out on a promotion that should have gone to her, she quits her job and takes a summer job as an assistant to famed New Yorker writer Henry Grey Eve has already been than just attracted to Henry s son Franny and then once she starts working for Henry, she becomes very attached to him, too There is also Jeremy, a very promising author being published by her old publishing company and someone who her mom seems to think has real talent, as opposed to thinking of Eve s writing as her just dabbling in a hobby As the summer comes to a close, these three men and others from her summer town, come together for a big book party Deceits are revealed and truths are exposed, changing how Eve sees those around her and how she feels about herself Thank you to Henry Holt Company and NetGalley for this ARC. As I was reading this book I continually had the feeling that I ve read this before, heard this before I think this would be a good beach read but there is nothing really fresh or new here I don t even think I would call it a coming of age book because the young woman is out of college and has been working for a while, aged 24 or 25.The novel is about Eve who has been working as an editorial assistant at the New Yorker Magazine She has aspirations of becoming a published writer but doesn t have the self confidence to really put her work out there She becomes increasingly bored with the work and when given a chance at being a summer intern working with Henry Grey as his research assistant, a well known, well regarded author , she decides it would be a good change and a learning experience She learns things alright, but not necessarily that much about the publishing industry She lives with her parents who have a home on Cape Cod but spends a lot of her time at the Grey house She is extremely infatuated first with Grey s son Fanny and then with Henry For book lovers like me there are many, many references to different books and their characters and this was a fun part of the book There were some other interesting characters, I particularly liked Jeremy, whose character changes the most over the course of the book, or at least we understand him better and the choices that he has made However even the new book that he is writing about a leper colony and a man and woman who are in love sounded a lot like a book I have read and loved, Molokai but in a different setting.Since the book is entitled The Last Book Party I was willing to keep reading through the quite predictable book to get to that last, hopefully incredible ending Well there were secrets revealed most of which were actually pretty obvious and some flashes of what could have been a better ending, but all in all, it was not really very exciting I m not quite sure why it was titled The Last Book Party unless it is referring to the couple who host the party If you want something light to read this is the book for you The setting on Cape Cod is wonderfully described and gorgeous and the characters are likable enough I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through NetGalley.This was a Traveling Sisters read.This novel is due to publish on July 9, 2019 Absolutely mesmerizing and engaging I loved every page of this novel.This book made me yearn for a place I ve never been to, and a time in the publishing industry I did not liveI was alive at the time, just not there, you know what I meanIt s emotional and easy to read, the pages flew by I did not care as much about the plot as I did about the characters Think late 1980s, New York, Cape Cod, summer, publishing, books, and growing up Romance maybe but this is much than that.Absolutely loved it and highly recommend it Received ARC from the publisher via Netgalley

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