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Alys, Always: A Novel

Alys, Always: A Novel
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  • Author:Harriet Lane
  • Publisher:Scribner
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $16.00
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  • Sales Rank:180,984
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:240
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.4
  • Dimensions (in):7.9 x 5.2 x 0.6
  • Publication Date:January 8, 2013
  • ISBN:1451673175
  • EAN:9781451673173
  • ASIN:1451673175
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Synopsis
On a bitter winter’s night, Frances Thorpe comes upon the aftermath of a car crash and, while comforting the dying driver, Alys Kyte, hears her final words. The wife of a celebrated novelist, Alys moved in rarefied circles, and when Frances agrees to meet the bereaved family, she glimpses a world entirely foreign to her: cultured, wealthy, and privileged. While slowly forging a friendship with Alys’s carelessly charismatic daughter, Frances finds her own life takes a dramatic turn, propelling her from an anonymous existence as an assistant editor for the books section of a newspaper to the dizzying heights of literary society.

Transfixing, insightful, and unsettling, Alys, Always drops us into the mind of an enigmatic young woman whose perspective on a glamorous world also shines a light on those on the outside who would risk all to become part of it.

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