Historical Fiction

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Quick take

Forget your magazines and Twitter updates'”this is the breathtaking celeb gossip beach read you’ve been looking for.

Why I love it

On an average day, I don’t really care what’s going on with, say, Brangelina or Kimye, but, if it’s a slow work day, or I’m on vacation, or at the airport, or it’s Saturday, or Twitter hit me with just the right clickbait: I might. On a scale of 'œWho’s-Selena-Gomez' to 'œTMZ-Should-Employ-Me,' I’m somewhere around 'œI’ll-Definitely-Binge-Watch-True-Hollywood-Story-When-Hungover.'

Here’s the po...


Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has sta...

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    "I could guess the actresses she used to get her main character but im still guessing who celia might have been "

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    Roanoke, VA

    "Loved this fictional take on a Hollywood starlet. One I'll be recommending to others in need of a good read."

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