The Last Book Party



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. Read The Last Book Party – heartforum.co.uk

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The Last Book Party  By Karen Dukess IBN : 1250225477 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • The Last Book Party
  • Karen Dukess
  • English
  • 06 July 2017
  • 1250225477

10 thoughts on “The Last Book Party

  1. marilyn 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 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 h 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 ...

  2. Dorie - Traveling Sister :) 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.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 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 editoria...

  3. Carol (Bookaria) 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 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 Romanc...

  4. Larry H says:

    I m between 4 and 4.5 stars But how could you live and have no story to tell This quote from Fyodor Dostoevsky is the epigraph to Karen Dukess terrific debut novel, The Last Book Party , and it couldn t beappropriate Dukess book is both a coming of age story and a look at the loss of idealism, the siren song of art and those who create it, and an exploration of the always fascinating dynamics of families and their relationships.In the summer of 1987, Eve Rosen has a fairly boring job I m between 4 and 4.5 stars But how could you live and have no story to tell This quote from Fyodor Dostoevsky is the epigraph to Karen Dukess terrific debut novel, The Last Book Party , and it couldn t beappropriate Dukess book is both a coming of age story and a look at the loss of idealism, the siren song of art and those who create it, and an exploration of the always fascinating dynamics of families and their relationships.In the summer of 1987, Eve Rosen has a fairly boring job as an editorial assistant at a publishing house, not quite the way her parents envisioned her using her degree from Brown Despite the fact that she does littlethan type her boss correspondence and deal with those authors he is avoiding, the job represents an opportunity to be exposed to writers and their craft, something that as an aspiring writer, she hopes will rub off on her.Un...

  5. Book of Secrets says:

    3.5 Stars Loved that this novel was about books, writing, and publishing, set in the late 1980s During a summer on Cape Cod, 25 year old Eve Rosen takes a job as research assistant to New Yorker writer Henry Grey Eve s view of herself her life s ambitions change when ...

  6. Jamie Brenner says:

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

  7. Michelle 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...

  8. Nicole (Read Eat Sleep Repeat) 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 a new world she wasn t previously privy to Eve is in her mid twenties, working a job she doesn t particularly love, and 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 a new world she wasn t previously privy to Eve is in her mid twenties, working a job she do...

  9. DeAnn 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 working in publishing, another dream of mine Eve is an aspiring writer but can t quite bring herself to write anything 4 summer reading starsFor me, this was a perfect summer read, a r...

  10. Judy 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 quit...

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