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Novel Review > ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid


Page Number 

389

Genre

Historical > Historical Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, and Fiction > Adult Fiction

Summary

Reclusive Hollywood 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 to write her story, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. 

Determined to use this opportunity to jump-star her career, Monique listens in fascination. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to leaving 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. But as Evelyn’s story nears its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life interacts with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways. 

Written with Reid’s signature talent for creating “complex, likable characters” (RealSimple

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