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We’re hosting Allison B. Hart as she celebrates the paperback launch of THE WORK WIFE! Allison will be joined in conversation by Diane Marie Brown, author of Read With Jenna pick BLACK CANDLE WOMEN.
Event format: 30 minute chat followed by audience Q&A and book signing
About the book:
Three fierce women connected to a billionaire film mogul collide at a Hollywood party in this richly observed novel about female ambition, complicity, and privilege.
It’s the Hollywood event of the season, and anyone who’s anyone will be enjoying their evening at socialite Holly Stabler’s gorgeous hilltop estate. For personal assistant Zanne Klein, the gala is her chance at a promotion she’s chased for far too long, which means she’ll finally be able to buy a house, pay off her loans, and give her girlfriend the life she deserves.
But just when the perfect party seems to be in reach, Phoebe Lee, a talented director who mysteriously disappeared decades before, shows up uninvited–with a dark secret. As the event unfolds and truths are exposed, Zanne, Holly, and Phoebe are set on a collision course that promises to make the night one Hollywood will never forget…
About the authors:
Alison B. Hart’s writing has appeared in The Cut, Joyland Magazine, Literary Hub, and The Missouri Review, among others. Her debut novel The Work Wife was named People Magazine’s Book of the Week and was a #1 bestseller in Oklahoma. She co-founded the long-running reading series at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn and received her MFA from The New School. She grew up in Los Angeles and lives in North Carolina.
Diane Marie Brown is a professor at Orange Coast College and a public health professional for the Long Beach Health Department. She has a BA and MPH from UCLA and a degree in fiction from USC’s Master of Professional Writing Program. She grew up in Stockton and now lives in Long Beach, California, with her husband, their four daughters, and their dog, Brownie. Black Candle Women is her debut novel.