The Best of Everything

by Rona Jaffe | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0141196319 Global Overview for this book
Registered by shelj7k of Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on 7/20/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by shelj7k from Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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From amazon.co.uk:

When it first published in 1958, Rona Jaffe's debut novel electrified readers who saw themselves reflected in its story of five young employees of a New York publishing company. There's Ivy League Caroline, who dreams of graduating from the typing pool to an editor's office; naive country girl April, who within months of hitting town reinvents herself as the woman every man wants on his arm; Gregg, the free-spirited actress with a secret yearning for domesticity. Now a classic, and as page-turning as when it first came out, The Best of Everything portrays their lives and passions with intelligence, affection, and prose as sharp as a paper cut.

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I thought this was mostly a very enjoyable read. However, for me it dragged a bit towards the end. It's off on the rounds of the book club for the summer so the status is set at travelling for now.

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