Fifth Avenue Story Society
by Hauck, Rachel






"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a captivating new novel about the healing power of story, community, and love"-





Five New Yorkers receive mysterious invitations to a "story society" at an exquisite private library. None of them knows how the invitations were delivered or who they are from but they all show up, and their convening remains unexplained. Ed, a septuagenarian Vietnam war vet, wants to write about his fairy-tale marriage to Esmerelda. Coral may be about to lose her multimillion-dollar family cosmetics business following her broken engagement to a prince. Lexa has been doing the job of a CEO but with the pay and title of an executive assistant. Chuck, an Uber driver, just wants to see his kids. College professor Jett needs to get his dissertation on his literary idol in shape to publish as a book, but he is beginning to worry that his hero may have been a fraud. Although they seem to have little in common, they decide to keep meeting. As they end up helping each other through their struggles, their secrets gradually unfold. Best-selling Hauck's (The Memory House, 2019) latest gently inspirational tale will have strong appeal for readers who like wholesome, character-driven fiction. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.





Five New Yorkers receive mysterious invitations to a "story society" at an exquisite private library. None of them knows how the invitations were delivered or who they are from but they all show up, and their convening remains unexplained. Ed, a septuagenarian Vietnam war vet, wants to write about his fairy-tale marriage to Esmerelda. Coral may be about to lose her multimillion-dollar family cosmetics business following her broken engagement to a prince. Lexa has been doing the job of a CEO but with the pay and title of an executive assistant. Chuck, an Uber driver, just wants to see his kids. College professor Jett needs to get his dissertation on his literary idol in shape to publish as a book, but he is beginning to worry that his hero may have been a fraud. Although they seem to have little in common, they decide to keep meeting. As they end up helping each other through their struggles, their secrets gradually unfold. Best-selling Hauck's (The Memory House, 2019) latest gently inspirational tale will have strong appeal for readers who like wholesome, character-driven fiction. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.






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