The Last Book Party by Karen Dukess

On Tuesday, July 16th at 6:30 PM, The Book Stall welcomes author Karen Dukess. Karen will be in conversation with Chicago Tribune columnist Sally Schwartz Higginson to discuss her new novel, The Last Book Party, a tale of ambition and romance, set in the publishing world of 1980s New York and the beaches of Cape Cod. Refreshments will be served. In addition to The Last Book Party, Karen, Sally, and Book Stall staffers will offer some suggestions for your next book group read. Use this opportunity to register your book group with The Book Stall and all your members will receive one year's free membership in our 10% Discount Club. (At least one book group member must be present at the event to take advantage of this offer!)

In The Last Book Party, 25-year-old Eve Rosen, an aspiring writer, languishes in a low-level publishing job. With her professional ambitions floundering, Eve jumps at the chance to attend a 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 all that it seems.

Kirkus Reviews says of The Last Book Party, “Written with fresh confidence and verve, this first novel is a bibliophile’s delight, with plenty of title-dropping and humorous digs at the publishing scene of the 1980s….The lyrical evocations of the Cape Cod landscape will also enchant readers seeking that perfect summer read.”

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Event date: 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
The Last Book Party Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250225474
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 9th, 2019

*A July 2019 Indie Next List Great Read*
*One of Parade's Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2019*
*An O Magazine Best Beach Read of 2019*
*A New York Post Best Beach Read of 2019*