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The Last Book Party
The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
A propulsive tale of ambition and romance, set in the publishing world of 1980’s New York and the timeless beaches of Cape Cod. In the summer of 1987, 25-year-old Eve Rosen is an aspiring writer languishing in a low-level assistant job, unable to shake the shadow of growing up with her brilliant brother. With her professional ambitions floundering, Eve jumps at the chance to attend an early summer gathering at the Cape Cod home of famed New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie. Dazzled by the guests and her burgeoning crush on the hosts’ artistic son, Eve lands a new job as Henry Grey’s research assistant and an invitation to Henry and Tillie’s exclusive and famed "Book Party"— where attendees dress as literary characters. But by the night of the party, Eve discovers uncomfortable truths about her summer entanglements and understands that the literary world she so desperately wanted to be a part of is not at all what it seems. A page-turning, coming-of-age story, written with a lyrical sense of place and a profound appreciation for the sustaining power of books, The Last Book Party shows what happens when youth and experience collide and what it takes to find your own voice.
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Thank you @Mowen036 for the #partylikethereisnobookparty #giveaway

My mum has pictures of me dressed up as Jane Eyre from when I was little (for a fancy dress competition, my sister was Adele, we didn‘t win), but I‘d rather be someone a bit... feistier as a grown up, but I love historical fiction so I think Amelia Peabody Emerson: Victoriana but with divided skiers and an Egyptology twist!

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Librarybelle
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Thank you @Mowen036 for the #partylikethereisnobookparty #giveaway opportunity.

My initial thought for literary character to dress up as is Elizabeth Bennet - she‘s one of my favorite characters in all literature for her feistiness, her sarcasm, and her wit.

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Mowen036
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🔥🔥🔥Giveaway!!!!🔥🔥🔥

I‘m giving away 2 copies of The Last Book Party!

How to enter:
☀️like this picture
☀️share this picture and make sure to tag me and use the hashtag #partylikethereisnobookparty
☀️comment what literary character you would dress up as if given the chance.

Giveaway ends July 27th!

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tammysue
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☀️🌊 A quick S U M M E R Y novel giving you all the feels of the Cape‘s sand dunes, beaches and sea. It centers on post-graduate Eve who‘s trying to find herself during time spent as the famed NYorker writer Henry Grey‘s assistant. I love all the mentions of classic/fict books + adored librarian Alva.
Karen Dukess‘s first novel is well-written w/an imaginative storyline + intriguing characters (all less than perfect) making this a 4 ★ pick for me.

erzascarletbookgasm 👋 you changed your Litsy handle, Tammy! Luckily I recognise you from your pic! 😁😘 3d
tammysue @erzascarletbookgasm Hi Jessie! 👋🏻 I shortened it up a bit, glad you caught that! 🤗😘 1d
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TheNerdyProfessor
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Dropped my mom off at the airport today 😭 Made myself less sad about her departure by stopping at the bookstore. #retailtherapy #bookshelpyoucope

Stormborn1992 I want to read all of those books, great choices!!! I'm especially curious about Whisper Network! 1w
TheNerdyProfessor @Stormborn1992 The Whisper Network was Reese's book club pick this month so I really hope it's a good one! 1w
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Felso
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My two new audible purchases. Can‘t wait to start listening.

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Mowen036
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Fast read! Out next week! Eve is very naive but the rest of the story is great!

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KatieDid927
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I enjoyed this book. Some of the plot points were a little clichéd, but I liked how the story ended and I related to the protagonist despite her faults. #ARC

Mowen036 I‘m reading this one now! It has a Gatsby feel to it! I‘m hoping to met the author July 16th. 😃 2w
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Hazel0303
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I think this was a perfect book for me to read right now (there has been a lot of work stress this week, so anything too intense or complicated might have been challenging.

Sometimes you just need a simpler read and this was that. Well written and fun for the summer - check out my review!

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2840475702

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Reecaspieces
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🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭. Review is up on my blog. Y‘all this is a good one! Stop by and say hi! https://reecaspieces.com/2019/06/29/the-last-book-party-by-karen-dukess-henryhol...

tammysue Happy you enjoyed it Reeca, super review! Adding this to my library holds list, thanks! x😊 3w
Reecaspieces @whatshesreadingnow oh I think you will love it! 3w
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saheffernan
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I really thought this book was true to what might happen of you worked in New York City in the book publishing world. How easy it would be to get caught up with powerful writers, thinking you could learn so much from them instead lose yourself and your dream of making it big. In turn, causing you to do a few things you might not do usually. I also like that to me the title had multiple meanings in the book.

Djspens Sounds like a good read for my newly graduated journalism/English major daughter who would loooove to be an author in NYC... 1w
saheffernan I would highly recommend this book as a fictional look at that world for sure. It was a good fast read! 1w
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4/5🌟I relly enjoyed this one. It is compulsively readable! I read it in two days. I thoroughly enjoyed Eve's character and her story.
All the literary and publishing aspects were perfect. You can tell this was written with an appreciation for books. I loved how it was set in the late 80's. It was such an interesting time!
Look for this one out July 9th! Reccomended Reading.
#bookreview #bookstagram

Crazeedi Looking forward to this! 1mo
Bookalong @Crazeedi Yay! Hope you enjoy it too! 1mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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Went to the Decatur Book Festival reveal party tonight!!! Love this year‘s poster and the line up is off the hook!!! Sonya Sotomayor, Karl Marlentes, Jasmine Gillory, Phillipa Gregory, and Teá Obrecht just to name a few!!!! Can‘t wait!!!! #DBF2019

daena This years poster is indeed fantastic! So looking forward to DBF! 1mo
ReadingSusan Yay!! I can‘t wait! 1mo
annahenke Sounds fun! Love the promotional art work! 1mo
Leftcoastzen Nice poster! 1mo
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Reecaspieces
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Ok book nerds!! This book is so good. Can read in one sitting...plus tons of book references. Not a huge fan of the main character which just adds to the intriguing nature of this read!

Bookcation74 I can‘t wait for this one! 1mo
Reecaspieces @Bookcation74 it is so good! Clear your calendar!!! 😂 1mo
Bookcation74 @Reecaspieces Will do! Already preordered! 1mo
Reecaspieces @Bookcation74 🎊🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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ABookGeek
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Finally got to start reading The Last Book Party. Enjoying it.

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AlexGeorge
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An enjoyable read about literary types summering on Cape Cod. Very fun!

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Well-ReadNeck
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Atlanta-area Littens!!! The kickoff party for the Decatur Book Festival is coming June 15th. Hope to meet some of you there!!!

Wanna come? Here‘s the link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-ajc-decatur-book-festival-kick-off-tickets-615...

Jee_HookedOnBookz That's great! Are they also gonna reveal the author lineup for the Book fest? 😀 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Well-ReadNeck omg... I so wanna go.. I'm really hoping I can make it... Are you involved in it every year? 2mo
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Well-ReadNeck @Jee_HookedOnBookz I go to the festival every year, but this is the first year I‘ve worked behind the scenes. I look forward to it every year!!! 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Well-ReadNeck Same here! We've been attending the fest almost every year except the year when Mt edd was too near the date 😅 if you don't mind me asking, how did you get involved? 2mo
Well-ReadNeck @Jee_HookedOnBookz Funny, it was a strange combo of meeting folks at last year‘s festival and knowing people in common and my book blog that just sort of came together. 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Well-ReadNeck Wowwww! That's amazing! Kudos to you! Do you know who I can get in touch with if I'd like to get involved too? 2mo
Well-ReadNeck @Jee_HookedOnBookz Check out the website. There is a volunteer sign up there. I have several friends who have been helping out for years and love it. Lots of them will be at the kickoff. 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz OK thank you! 2mo
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Bookie_Monster
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So happy to get an ARC of #TheLastBookParty by #KarenDukess on the mail yesterday. Thank you Macmillan for the free book!
Give this book some ❤️!

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Judybskt
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Free books are the best books. #ARC

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LeafingThroughLife
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The last flight of the last workation should be good for The Last Book Party, am I right?

JanuarieTimewalker13 Ooooh, this book sounds good! Stacking! 4mo
LeafingThroughLife @JanuarieTimewalker13 So far, its excellent! Made my time on the plane pass quick! 😀 4mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Good to know!! Thank you🌸 (edited) 4mo
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