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You or someone like you : a novel /

When the bored housewife of a Hollywood producer begins a bookclub, the cynical denizens of Tinseltown fall hard for literature ... A witty, clever and tender novel about how books and literature can shape our lives.

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  • "When the bored housewife of a Hollywood producer begins a bookclub, the cynical denizens of Tinseltown fall hard for literature ... A witty, clever and tender novel about how books and literature can shape our lives."@en
  • "This remarkable debut novel by an acclaimed "New York Times" writer is at once an odyssey through classic literature and a heartbreakingly real portrait of a marriage as it unravels."@en
  • "This remarkable debut novel by an acclaimed "New York Times" writer is at once an odyssey through classic literature and a heartbreakingly real portrait of a marriage as it unravels."
  • "Howard Rosenbaum is a Jewish powerhouse in Hollywood with an English wife, Anne, whom he met at Columbia University, where they both earned PhDs in literature. Now they live among pathologically narcissistic people with an utter disdain for the written word. Assured, clever, witty and tender, You Or Someone Like You is a novel about reading and books, tribes and identity - whether chosen or inherited - and how we understand or translate our world through literature."
  • "Anne Rosenbaum leads a life of quiet Los Angeles privilege, the wife of Hollywood executive Howard Rosenbaum and mother of their seventeen-year-old son, Sam. Years ago Anne and Howard met studying literature at Columbia -- she, the daughter of a British diplomat from London, he a boy from an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn. Now on sleek blue California evenings, Anne attends halogen-lit movie premieres on the arm of her powerful husband. But her private life is lived in the world of her garden, reading books. When one of Howard's friends, the head of a studio, asks Anne to make a reading list, she casually agrees -- though, as a director reminds her, "no one reads in Hollywood." To her surprise, they begin calling: screen-writers; producers, from their bungalows; and agents, from their plush offices on Wilshire and Beverly. Soon Anne finds herself leading an exclusive book club for the industry elite. Emerging gradually from her seclusion, she guides her readers into the ideas and beauties of Donne, Yeats, Auden, and Mamet, with her brilliant and increasingly bold opinions. But when a crisis of identity unexpectedly turns an anguished Howard back toward the Orthodoxy he left behind as a young man, Anne must set out to save what she values above all else: her husband's love."@en
  • "Anne is the quiet, clever but generally overlooked wife of a powerful Hollywood producer. Inadvertently she starts a book group for her husband's colleagues in the movie industry. She tells the group stories - about books, writers and reading - and the movie moguls fall hard for literature. The group grows and grows until something unexpected happens and Anne finds her life and her marriage falling apart."
  • "Anne Rosenbaum leads a life of quiet Los Angeles privilege, the wife of Hollywood executive Howard Rosenbaum and mother of their seventeen-year-old son, Sam. Years ago Anne and Howard met studying litera-ture at Columbia'she, the daughter of a British diplo-mat from London, he a boy from an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn. Now on sleek blue California evenings, Anne attends halogen-lit movie premieres on the arm of her powerful husband. But her private life is lived in the world of her garden, reading books. When one of Howard's friends, the head of a studio, asks Anne to make a reading list, she casually agrees'though, as a director reminds her, "no one reads in Hollywood." To her surprise, they begin calling: screen-writers; producers, from their bungalows; and agents, from their plush offices on Wilshire and Beverly. Soon Anne finds herself leading an exclusive book club for the industry elite. Emerging gradually from her seclu-sion, she guides her readers into the ideas and beauties of Donne, Yeats, Auden, and Mamet, with her brilliant and increasingly bold opinions. But when a crisis of identity unexpectedly turns an anguished Howard back toward the Orthodoxy he left behind as a young man, Anne must set out to save what she values above all else: her husband's love. At once fiercely intelligent and emotionally grip-ping, You or Someone Like You confronts the fault lines between inherited faith and personal creed, and, through the surprising transformation of one exceptional, unfor-gettable woman, illuminates literature's power to change our lives."@en

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  • "Domestic fiction."@en
  • "Domestic fiction"@en
  • "Electronic books."@en
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Psychological fiction."@en
  • "Fiction."
  • "Fiction."@en
  • "Psychological fiction"@en

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  • "You or someone like you /"
  • "You or someone like you : a novel /"@en
  • "You or someone like you : a novel /"
  • "You or someone like you"@en
  • "You or someone like you a novel /"@en
  • "You Or Someone Like You."@en