The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself... Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Summoned to Evelyn's Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn's life unfolds, revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love, Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn's story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways."-- Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2017
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781501139239 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1501139231 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
(ebook)
Branch Call Number: FIC REID
Characteristics: 391 pages ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: 7 husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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athompson10
Jul 19, 2017

Good beach read. A legendary movie star tells her life story, which is very different from the one the public knows.

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nisswa1
Jul 13, 2017

I read this book and it was very good. I would only say it could have been about 100 pages shorter. It was very detailed so if you prefer that it is the right length. I am glad I read it.

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lola_jane
Jul 11, 2017

In this book, an aging Old Hollywood actress tells her life story to an up-and-coming journalist. Her past is full of scandals, successes, secrets and heartbreak. At the beginning it feels like a fun insider's look at celebrity gossip but very quickly Evelyn Hugo reveals that she is so much more than the persona she presents to the world.

Like all of the characters in the novel, I was captivated by Evelyn Hugo - she is vivacious, funny and smart, but at the same time, would not want to be friends with her - she is manipulative, ruthless, and self-centered; a very complex character that was a delight to read.

Taylor Jenkins Reid brings Evelyn to life in a way that made it quite easy to forget that this was fiction and not a memoir.

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Doobie2_0
Jul 04, 2017

I really enjoyed this book.

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