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    You or Someone Like You (Hardback) By (author) Chandler Burr


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    Description Anne Rosenbaum leads a life of quiet Los Angeles privilege, the wife of Hollywood executive Howard Rosenbaum and mother of their seventeen-year-old son, Sam. Years ago Anne and Howard met studying litera-ture at Columbia--she, the daughter of a British diplo-mat from London, he a boy from an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn. Now on sleek blue California evenings, Anne attends halogen-lit movie premieres on the arm of her powerful husband. But her private life is lived in the world of her garden, reading books. When one of Howard's friends, the head of a studio, asks Anne to make a reading list, she casually agrees--though, as a director reminds her, "no one reads in Hollywood." To her surprise, they begin calling: screen-writers; producers, from their bungalows; and agents, from their plush offices on Wilshire and Beverly. Soon Anne finds herself leading an exclusive book club for the industry elite. Emerging gradually from her seclu-sion, she guides her readers into the ideas and beauties of Donne, Yeats, Auden, and Mamet, with her brilliant and increasingly bold opinions. But when a crisis of identity unexpectedly turns an anguished Howard back toward the Orthodoxy he left behind as a young man, Anne must set out to save what she values above all else: her husband's love. At once fiercely intelligent and emotionally grip-ping, "You or Someone Like You" confronts the fault lines between inherited faith and personal creed, and, through the surprising transformation of one exceptional, unfor-gettable woman, illuminates literature's power to change our lives.

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    You or Someone Like You
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chandler Burr
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 319
    Width: 166 mm
    Height: 227 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 594 g
    ISBN 13: 9780061715655
    ISBN 10: 0061715654

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    DC21: 813.6
    Libri: I-FC
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Ecco Press
    Imprint name
    Ecco Press
    Publication date
    09 June 2009
    Review quote
    In his first, well-crafted and thoroughly enjoyable novel, "New York Times" scent critic Chandler Burr presents a sweeping spectrum, set in Hollywood, of contemporary religious and social issues. . . . It is well worth the read. --Jewish Book World