Published by Simon and Schuster on October 10th 2017
Genres: Fiction, Contemporary Women, Romance, Erotica, General
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Clique series comes a novel about the importance of friendship, and, of course, the pleasure of a dirty book.
M.J. Stark’s life is picture-perfect—she has her dream job as a magazine editor, a sexy doctor boyfriend, and a glamorous life in New York City. But behind her success, there is a debilitating sense of loneliness. So when her boss betrays her and her boyfriend offers her a completely new life in California, she trades her cashmere for caftans and gives it a try. Once there, M.J. is left to fend for herself in a small beach town, with only the company of her elderly neighbor, Gloria, and an ocean that won’t shut up.
One afternoon, M.J. discovers that Gloria has suddenly moved to Paris with her friends to honor a fifty-year-old pact. And in lieu of a goodbye, she’s left a mysterious invitation to a secret club—one that only reads erotic books. Curious, M.J. accepts and meets the three other hand-selected club members. As they bond over naughty bestsellers and the shocking letters they inherited from the original club members, the four strangers start to divulge the intimate details of their own lives… and as they open up, they learn that friendship might just be the key to rewriting their own stories: all they needed was to find each other first.
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Author of YA series THE CLIQUE, Lisi Harrison’s debut adult novel THE DIRTY BOOK CLUB, about four women in the 1960s who start reading provocative fiction and form a secret club that changes their lives.
The Dirty Book Club is a story within a story. The book begins in the early 1960’s and centers around a group of women, their lives, their families, their friendship and how books brought them together. The story continues to present day bringing in another group of women whose story also focuses on their lives, families, their friendship and the women who brought them together.
The characters within the story are well-defined. Each holds that one key item that brings them to the forefront of your mind. While their home lives, social status and careers each differ, they find a common ground that brings them together. Every character holds a secret that slowly comes to life as their friendships develop.
The Dirty Book Club sheds light on everyday struggles, both internally and externally. It provides the experience and wisdom of the women from the ’60’s while weaving in the hardship, surprises and emotions of the present. I enjoyed how the author mixed the memories of the past so beautifully into present day. Woven into the story in such an interesting way it was something I looked forward to in each chapter.
The Dirty Book Club is a unique story of family, friendship and love. It sheds light on the ups and downs of life. The turns that went left when you were expecting to turn right. It allows the characters to grow and realize that the path of life they had planned for themselves isn’t necessarily the path they should take. A story of friendship told thru stories from authors old and new.
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