Everyone's A Critic

Everyone's A Critic

eBook - 2019
Rate this:
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Everything and In Her Shoes masterfully combines Stephen King with Donna Tartt, plus a twist of Shirley Jackson, in this timely tale that spikes horror with humor and asks whose stories matter'and who gets to decide. Laurel Spellman is the most respected and feared literary critic in America. For years'more than she wants to admit'she's written acid-etched reviews, gleefully goring sacred cows, anointing Great American Novelists, keeping the mob of scribbling authors in their place while enjoying all the perks of her position. She doesn't want to lose her spot on top of the literary world'not any more than she wants to replace her decades-old cartoon head shot with a new photograph. But when Laurel ends up taking a group of bibliophiles on a tour of literary Paris, she meets her worst nightmare: an eager debut author of commercial fiction named Tess Kravitz. Laurel despises books like Tess's: easy reads with happy endings, where the fat girl finds true love, or happiness through yoga. She can't stand Tess herself, a chirpy, chunky blond with a totebag full of a seemingly inexhaustible supply of her book, The Comfort Diet. But Tess is undeterred by Laurel's scorn. She makes it clear that she'll do anything'absolutely anything'to get her book on Laurel's radar. As author and critic play cat and mouse in Paris, ominous tokens appear, dark secrets are revealed, and Laurel finds herself haunted by her history and tormented by Tess's book. The line between reality and fantasy begins to blur in a clash between an aging critic who will do anything to hold on to what she has, and a desperate author, who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2019
ISBN: 9781982148218
1982148217
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (37 p.)

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at Arapahoe Libraries

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top