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December Decisions: Dramatic Marriages and a Cherished Past

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Members of the Girly Book Club are voting on the following four titles to determine the book selection for its December club meetings in 70 chapters around the world. Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman (Berkley Publishing Group) At any given moment in other people’s houses, you can find…repressed hopes and dreams…moments of unexpected joy…someone making love on the floor to a man who is most definitely not her husband… *record scratch* As the longtime local carpool mom, Frances Bloom is sometimes an unwilling witness to her neighbors’ private lives. She knows her cousin is hiding her desire for another baby from her spouse, Bill Horton’s wife is mysteriously missing, and now this… After the shock of seeing Anne Porter in…

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The Scandals, Glamour and Husbands of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Old Hollywood

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Is there anything more fun than books about Hollywood? We don’t think so. The lights, the cameras, the broken dreams – it’s all just so juicy and scandalous. Which is why we’re currently obsessed with The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, the latest buzzed-about novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Juggling several different time periods (and husbands), it’s a novel that Buzzfeed called “full of old Hollywood glamour.” Sign. Us. Up. Seven Husbands is about Evelyn Hugo, an aging actress who’s looking for a writer to help her finally tell her life’s story. To everyone’s surprise, she chooses Monique Grant to help her, a relatively unknown writer who’s trying to deal with a failed marriage and a dead-end career. Soon, she’s…

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