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Publisher's Summary

From the very first page of this stunning novel, readers are drawn into the lives of eight seemingly ordinary women who pass through Manhattan's swanky Four Seasons Hotel. While offering sanctuary to some, solace to others, the hotel captures their darkest moments as they grapple with family, sex, power, love, and death.

Trish obsesses over her best friend's wedding and dramatic weight loss. Robin wants revenge after a lifetime of abuse at the hands of her older sister. Anne is single, lonely, and suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Drug-addicted rock star Louise needs to dry out. Southerner turned wannabe Manhattanite Franny is envious of her neighbors' lives. Sheila wants to punish her boyfriend for returning to his wife. Ellen so desperately wants children that she insists she's pregnant to her disbelieving husband. And Morgan, the hotel manager, haunted by the memory of her dead sister, is the thread that weaves these women's lives together.

©2010 Alix Strauss (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"[M]esmerizing....Lonely and longing to be otherwise, the characters in this moving novel are achingly sympathetic, their plights eminently relatable." (Booklist)

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  • Sarah
  • LOS ANGELES, CA, United States
  • 10-30-11

I don't get it...

What the heck was that?! This book is an easy listen, as the performance by the reader is great. However, this is one of those books that you listen to....and listen some more....and listen some more....still listening.....and then BAM- it ends! It ends and leaves you with nothing....