[Reading] ➻ The Last Book Party ➱ Karen Dukess – Pimply.info

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.


About the Author: Karen Dukess

Karen Dukess has a work history as eclectic as her taste in books She has been a tour guide in the former Soviet Union, a newspaper reporter in Florida, a magazine publisher in Russia and, for nearly a decade, a speechwriter on gender equality for the United Nations Development Programme She has blogged on parenting for The Huffington Post and written book reviews for USA Today THE LAST BOOK PA



10 thoughts on “The Last Book Party

  1. says:

    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 e


  2. says:

    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.Th


  3. says:

    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 live I was alive at the time, just not there, you know what I mean It s emotional and easy to read, the pages flew by I did not care as much about the plot as I did


  4. says:

    As a serious book lover with endless nostalgia for the 1980s, I completely lost myself in this beautiful book It s a joy


  5. says:

    3 stars to this great summer read The Last Book Party is the perfect summer read It doesn t take itself too seriously, yet there is enough substance to keep the pages turning It s characterized as coming of age , which I am unsure about, but it definitely deals with a young, twenty something woman who works in the publishing industry, trying to find a direction


  6. says:

    4.5, rounding up The Last Book Party is a charming coming of age story that feels both timeless and nostalgic Everyone seemed so confident It was like they were preparing to become the voices of their generation and I was struggling to clear my throat Told through Eve s perspective, the reader is drawn in as she attends the party of an acclaimed writer and introduced to


  7. says:

    4 summer reading starsFor me, this was a perfect summer read, a refreshing break from thrillers and historical fiction Much is set on Cape Cod, a favorite summer location for me and the author does a great job of putting us in the setting We meet Eve in the late 1980s as she s toiling away as an assistant in a publishing house in New York This was a fascinating look at life worki


  8. says:

    The Last Book Party is a fun, light read which I totally enjoyed and would recommend for a beach read Eve is working as an assistant in a publishing house and has dreams of becoming a writer, but she hasn t been writing anything for awhile When passed over for a promotion the thought she deserved she quits her job and moves back to Cape Code and takes a summer job working for an establish


  9. says:

    I absolutely adore this book That cover of course, and the luscious writing, the engaging coming of age story of Eve, a publishing house assistant in the literary garden of 1987 CASHMERE THROWEnveloped me like a cashmere throw, as I lost hours in the tale of this charming twentysomething s transition to assistant to a renown Cape Cod writer The beach, the books, the blow out party thrown by the au


  10. says:

    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.


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