Limelight

A Novel
Product Number: EB00717532
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781501176395
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"Written with heaps of humor and just as much heart, Limelight is a testament to the transformative power of good mothering, the magic of the stage and the allure of Manhattan-even if you arrive in a Ford explorer with Texas plates." -The Washington Post "When I saw the glamourous scene on this cover, I thought it might be an escape-and it was a hilarious one!...This read was so fun! I laughed out loud at the over-the-top celebrity antics-it left me grateful for my low-drama life!" -First for Women Best New Books You Should Read This Spring -PopSugar In a smart and funny new novel by the author of the critically acclaimed, "big-hearted, charming" (The Washington Post) Small Admissions, a family's move to New York City brings surprises and humor as their lives merge with the captivating world of Broadway. Allison Brinkley-wife, mother, and former unflappable optimist-discovers that a carefully weighed decision to pack up and move her family from suburban Dallas to the glittery chaos of Manhattan may have been more complicated than she and her husband initially thought. Allison learns that New York is unruly and bewildering, defying the notions she developed from romantic movies and a memorable childhood visit. After a humiliating call from the principal's office and the loss of the job she was counting on, Allison begins to accept that New York may not suit her after all. When Allison has a fender-bender, witnessed by a flock of mothers at her son's new school, she is led to the penthouse apartment of a luxurious Central Park West building and encounters a spoiled, hungover, unsupervised teenager who looks familiar. It doesn't take long to recognize him as Carter Reid-a famous pop star who has been cast in a new Broadway musical. Through this brush with stardom, Allison embraces a unique and unexpected opportunity that helps her find her way in the heart of Manhattan. In a book that delivers laughs, warmth, and delightful wish fulfillment, Poeppel dives into celebrity culture and modern motherhood with her trademark "quick-witted and razor-sharp" (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Maybe in Another Life) style.

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Author(s): Amy Poeppel
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2018

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Author(s): Amy Poeppel
Narrator(s): Carly Robins
Product Number DD39768
Released: May 01, 2018
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ISBN: #9781508264651
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Author(s): Amy Poeppel
Narrator(s): Carly Robins
Product Number Z100136786
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508257080

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