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The Hollywood daughter : a novel

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2017
"In 1950, Ingrid Bergman--already a major star after movies like Casablanca and Joan of Arc--has a baby out of wedlock with her Italian lover, film director Roberto Rossellini. Previously held up as an icon of purity, Bergman's fall shocked her legions of American fans. Growing up in Hollywood, Jessica Malloy watches as her PR executive father helps make Ingrid a star at Selznick International Pictures. Over years of fleeting interactions with the actress, Jesse comes to idolize Ingrid, who she considered not only the epitome of elegance and integrity, but also the picture-perfect mother, an area where her own difficult mom falls short. In a heated era of McCarthyism and extreme censorship, Ingrid's affair sets off an international scandal that robs seventeen-year-old Jesse of her childhood hero. When the stress placed on Jesse's father begins to reveal hidden truths about the Malloy family, Jesse's eyes are opened to the complex realities of life--and love."-- Provided by publisher.
Benjamin, Melanie, 1962- — Both of these authors invoke a strong sense of historical setting with authentic, striking period details and compelling, believable characters. While Benjamin's writing is more leisurely and serious in tone, readers will appreciate the emotional sensitivity and strikingly creative plots in both authors' fiction. -- Jen Baker
Chevalier, Tracy — Kate Alcott and Tracy Chevalier feature fictional characters meeting historical figures and acting as eyewitnesses to real events. While Chevalier often profiles artists and Alcott focuses more on events, both authors invite readers to imagine themselves in challenging or romantic domestic and social relationships in their character-centric historical novels. -- Jen Baker
Dallas, Sandra — Kate Alcott and Sandra Dallas both create a strongly visual historical setting in which readers can imagine themselves as part of a compelling, often suspenseful, story. Dallas' tone is more often wryly funny than Alcott's, but both portray their main characters with affection and focus on women's issues and relationships. -- Jen Baker
Shreve, Anita — These authors' works are Compelling and Intricately plotted, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subjects 'Scandals' and 'Men/women relations'.
Chabon, Michael — These authors' works are Romantic, Richly detailed, and Intricately plotted, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subjects 'New York City' and 'Men/women relations'.
Bohjalian, Chris, 1960-; Dunant, Sarah — These authors' works are Compelling and Intricately plotted, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subject 'Men/women relations'.
Moyes, Jojo, 1969- — These authors' works are Romantic and Intricately plotted, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subjects 'Men/women relations' and 'Young women'.
Rutherfurd, Edward — These authors' works are Strong sense of place, Richly detailed, and Intricately plotted, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subject 'Men/women relations'.
Suri, Manil — These authors' works are Romantic, Compelling, and Intricately plotted, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subjects 'Men/women relations' and 'Young women'.
Faber, Michel — These authors' works are Atmospheric, Strong sense of place, and Richly detailed, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subjects 'Men/women relations' and 'Young women'.
Donnelly, Jennifer — These authors' works are Romantic, Strong sense of place, and Richly detailed, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subject 'Men/women relations'.

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