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About Taylor Jenkins Reid
Taylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, as well as One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. Her newest novel, Malibu Rising, is out now. She lives in Los Angeles.
You can follow her on Instagram @tjenkinsreid.
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“If you’re looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read.” —Bustle
From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six—an entrancing and “wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet” (PopSugar) as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.
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 is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.
Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
“Heartbreaking, yet beautiful” (Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is “Tinseltown drama at its finest” (Redbook): a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it costs—to face the truth.
“Irresistible . . . High drama at the beach, starring four sexy, surfing siblings and their deadbeat, famous-crooner dad.”—People
Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, the family drama that ensues will change their lives will change forever.
Malibu: August 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over—especially as the offspring of the legendary singer Mick Riva.
The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud—because it is long past time for him to confess something to the brother from whom he’s been inseparable since birth.
Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can’t stop thinking about promised she’ll be there.
And Kit has a couple secrets of her own—including a guest she invited without consulting anyone.
By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family’s generations will all come rising to the surface.
Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.
REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • IN DEVELOPMENT AS AN ORIGINAL STREAMING SERIES EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY REESE WITHERSPOON
“An explosive, dynamite, down-and-dirty look at a fictional rock band told in an interview style that gives it irresistible surface energy.”—Elin Hilderbrand
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Washington Post • Esquire • Glamour • Real Simple • Good Housekeeping • Marie Claire • Parade • Paste • Shelf Awareness • BookRiot
Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ’n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.
Named a Best Book of Summer by Cosmopolitan * InStyle * Redbook * Us Weekly * PopSugar * Buzzfeed * Bustle * Brit+Co * Parade
“No one does life and love better.” –InStyle
“Earth-shaking…you will flip for this epic love story.” –Cosmopolitan
“Reid's heartwrenching tale asks if it's possible to have multiple soul mates.” —Us Weekly
From the author of Maybe in Another Life—named a People Magazine pick—comes a breathtaking new love story about a woman unexpectedly forced to choose between the husband she has long thought dead and the fiancé who has finally brought her back to life.
In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.
On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.
Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.
That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves.
Who is her one true love? What does it mean to love truly?
Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying.
A People Magazine Pick * US Weekly “Must” Pick * Named “Best Book of the Summer” by Glamour * Good Housekeeping * USA TODAY * Cosmopolitan * PopSugar * Working Mother * Bustle * Goodreads
A breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results.
At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles and takes up residence in her best friend Gabby’s guestroom. Shortly after getting back to town, Hannah goes out to a bar one night with Gabby and meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan.
Just after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to go. A moment later, Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay. Hannah hesitates. What happens if she leaves with Gabby? What happens if she leaves with Ethan?
In concurrent storylines, Hannah lives out the effects of each decision. Quickly, these parallel universes develop into radically different stories with large-scale consequences for Hannah, as well as the people around her. As the two alternate realities run their course, Maybe in Another Life raises questions about fate and true love: Is anything meant to be? How much in our life is determined by chance? And perhaps, most compellingly: Is there such a thing as a soul mate?
Hannah believes there is. And, in both worlds, she believes she’s found him.
“A seductive twist on the timeless tale of a couple trying to rediscover love in a marriage brought low by the challenges of domestic togetherness…touching, perceptive, and achingly honest.” —Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author
When Lauren and Ryan’s marriage reaches the breaking point, they come up with an unconventional plan. They decide to take a year off in the hopes of finding a way to fall in love again. One year apart, and only one rule: they cannot contact each other. Aside from that, anything goes.
Lauren embarks on a journey of self-discovery, quickly finding that her friends and family have their own ideas about the meaning of marriage. These influences, as well as her own healing process and the challenges of living apart from Ryan, begin to change Lauren’s ideas about monogamy and marriage. She starts to question: When you can have romance without loyalty and commitment without marriage, when love and lust are no longer tied together, what do you value? What are you willing to fight for?
This is a love story about what happens when the love fades. It’s about staying in love, seizing love, forsaking love, and committing to love with everything you’ve got. And above all, After I Do is the story of a couple caught up in an old game—and searching for a new road to happily ever after.
“Touching and powerful...Reid masterfully grabs hold of the heartstrings and doesn't let go. A stunning first novel.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Have you ever heard of supernovas? They shine brighter than anything else in the sky and then fade out really quickly, a short burst of extraordinary energy. I like to think you and Ben were like that . . . in that short time, you had more passion than some people have in a lifetime.”
Elsie Porter is an average twentysomething and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary. On a rainy New Year’s Day, she heads out to pick up a pizza for one. She isn’t expecting to see anyone else in the shop, much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross. Their chemistry is instant and electric. Ben cannot even wait twenty-four hours before asking to see her again. Within weeks, the two are head over heels in love. By May, they’ve eloped.
Only nine days later, Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact. Elsie hears the sirens outside her apartment, but by the time she gets downstairs, he has already been whisked off to the emergency room. At the hospital, she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met—and who doesn’t even know Elsie exists.
Interweaving Elsie and Ben’s charmed romance with Elsie and Susan’s healing process, Forever, Interrupted will remind you that there’s more than one way to find a happy ending.
The repercussions of an illicit affair unfold in this short story by bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid.
A desperate young woman in Southern California sits down to write a letter to a man she’s never met—a choice that will forever change both their lives.
My heart goes out to you, David. Even though I do not know you…
The correspondence between Carrie Allsop and David Mayer reveals, piece by piece, the painful details of a devastating affair between their spouses. With each commiserating scratch of the pen, they confess their fears and bare their souls. They share the bewilderment over how things went so wrong and come to wonder where to go from here.
Told entirely through the letters of two comforting strangers and those of two illicit lovers, Evidence of the Affair explores the complex nature of the heart. And ultimately, for one woman, how liberating it can be when it’s broken.
Monique no está precisamente en su mejor momento. Su marido la abandonó, y su vida profesional no avanza. Aun ignorando por qué Evelyn la ha elegido para escribir su biografía, Monique está decidida a aprovechar esa oportunidad para dar impulso a su carrera.
Convocada al lujoso apartamento de Evelyn, Monique escucha fascinada mientras la actriz le cuenta su historia. Desde su llegada a Los Ángeles en los años 50 hasta su decisión de abandonar su carrera en el espectáculo en los 80 —y, desde luego, los siete maridos que tuvo en ese tiempo
— Evelyn narra una historia de ambición implacable, amistad inesperada, y un gran amor prohibido. Monique empieza a sentir una conexión muy real con la actriz legendaria, pero cuando el relato de Evelyn se acerca a su fin, resulta evidente que su vida se cruza con la de Monique de un modo trágico e irreversible.
«Fascinante, desgarradora y llena del glamour de la Vieja Hollywood, Los siete maridos de Evelyn Hugo es una de las novelas más cautivantes.»
«Las aventuras épicas que Evelyn crea en el transcurso de su vida cautivarán al lector. Este viaje, inmensamente adictivo, de una huraña estrella de Hollywood y su recorrido tumultuoso por la Meca del Cine llega con giros inesperados y un dramatismo muy satisfactorio.»
»Ich habe mich Hals über Kopf in DAISY JONES & THE SIX verliebt.« Reese Witherspoon
Daisy Jones, jung, schön, von ihren Eltern vernachlässigt, hat eine klare Stimme und einen starken Willen: Sie möchte mit ihren eigenen Songs auf der Bühne stehen. Als sie zum ersten Mal gemeinsam mit THE SIX auftritt, ist das Publikum elektrisiert von ihr und Billy, dem Leadsänger der Band. Die beiden zusammen sind nicht nur auf der Bühne explosiv und führen die Band zu ihrem größten Erfolg, auch Backstage sprühen die Funken …
»Selten habe ich ein Buch gelesen, das so viel Spaß macht!« Dolly Alderton
»Die Geschichte einer fiktiven Band in der echten Welt.« The New York Times
»Ein Buch, das Mythos und Liebesgeschichte verknüpft, und von dem man hofft, dass es niemals endet.« Elizabeth Gilbert
»Dieses Buch hat alles, was ein gutes Buch über Popmusik braucht - sex, drugs & rock'n roll.« Deutschlandfunk
Como cada año, ha llegado el día de la fiesta de final de verano organizada por Nina Riva, y la expectación es máxima. Todo el mundo quiere estar cerca de los famosos hermanos Riva: Nina, la talentosa surfista y supermodelo; Jay y Hud, un campeón del surf y un conocido fotógrafo respectivamente; y la adorada Kit, la más joven de la familia. Los cuatro hermanos despiertan auténtica fascinación tanto en Malibú como en el resto del mundo, especialmente por ser los descendientes del legendario cantante Mick Riva.
La única persona que no está ansiosa por que llegue la fiesta es la propia Nina, que nunca quiso ser el centro de atención y que acaba de ser públicamente abandonada por su marido, un jugador de tenis profesional. Y quizás tampoco Hud, porque hace demasiado tiempo que debería haberle confesado algo a su inseparable hermano.
Jay, en cambio, está impaciente por que llegue la noche para ver a la chica de sus sueños que le prometió asistir. Kit, por su parte, también guarda algunos secretos, incluida cierta persona a quien ha invitado sin consultar a nadie.
A medianoche, la fiesta estará completamente fuera de control. Por la mañana, la mansión Riva se habrá consumido en llamas. Pero antes de que prenda la primera chispa, el alcohol correrá, la música sonará, y todos los amores y secretos que han forjado a generaciones de esta familia saldrán a la luz.
Esta es la historia de una noche inolvidable en la vida de una familia: la noche en que cada uno de ellos deberá decidir qué guardan para sí mismos… y qué dejan atrás.
«Malibú renace se convertirá en uno de los libros más buscados del verano». Booklist (starred review)
«Es 1983 en Malibú, y los famosos hermanos Riva están a punto de celebrar su fiesta anual de final de verano. Por la mañana: la casa está en llamas; un fuego alimentado por secretos ardientes y un drama que se cuece a fuego lento.Taylor Jenkins Reid, una vez más, ha creado una historia vertiginosa y absorbente, que transporta a los lectores a través de distintas décadas y líneas argumentales». The Washington Post
Todo mundo conhece Daisy Jones & The Six. Nos anos setenta, dominavam as paradas de sucesso, faziam shows para plateias lotadas e conquistavam milhões de fãs. Eram a voz de uma geração, e Daisy, a inspiração de toda garota descolada. Mas no dia 12 de julho de 1979, no último show da turnê Aurora, eles se separaram. E ninguém nunca soube por quê. Até agora.
Esta é história de uma menina de Los Angeles que sonhava em ser uma estrela do rock e de uma banda que também almejava seu lugar ao sol. E de tudo o que aconteceu — o sexo, as drogas, os conflitos e os dramas — quando um produtor apostou (certo!) que juntos poderiam se tornar lendas da música.
Neste romance inesquecível narrado a partir de entrevistas, Taylor Jenkins Reid reconstitui a trajetória de uma banda fictícia com a intensidade presente nos melhores backstages do rock'n'roll.
"Devorei o livro em um dia e me apaixonei por Daisy e pela banda." — Reese Witherspoon