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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel

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Robin Miles, Alma Cuervo, Julia Whelan

12 Hours 10 Minutes

Simon & Schuster Audio

June 2017

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“If you’re looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read.” —Bustle

From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six—an entrancing and “wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet” (PopSugar) as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie 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 for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave 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. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

“Heartbreaking, yet beautiful” (Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is “Tinseltown drama at its finest” (Redbook): a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it costs—to face the truth.

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  • Dana O.

    Loved every minute!

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  • Katie C

    An amazingly heartbreaking novel that delves into so many controversial topics. You'll hate Evelyn Hugo but you'll also admire her. I liked this one a lot more than I thought I would.

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  • Diana H

    Loved it. Hollywood secrets and glamour. Will make every woman realize how much has changed -- thanks to those who came before us.

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  • Anonymous

    Beautiful, beautiful story! I was caught up in it from the very first line. And then I just couldn't stop listening! Great characters, many times funny dialogues and also good life lessons. I. loved. this. book! And most of all I loved Evelyn, who fascinated me from the first chapter.

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  • Adrienne R.

    I usually don’t listen to books that are 12 hours long but with this intriguing story the hours flew by. I loved the old Hollywood feel and I almost forgot Evelyn Hugo was a fictional character.

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  • Savannah S.

    This book was stunning. A lovely read. It had me laughing, gasping and in tears at times. I wish I could read it again for the first time. Would highly recommend.

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  • Debbi S.

    The story was captivating. Usually I only listen in my car. But today I had no where to go, so I just sat with my dogs and listened to the last few hours. Part of me is sorry it ended!

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  • Anonymous

    Enjoyed the book. The last bit of the book was the best.

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  • Tali B.

    interesting story amazing narrator

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  • Tee C.

    Good Read…I Loved/Hated Evelyn!!

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