Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pre Pub Book Buzz: Land of Dreams by Kate Kerrigan

This one is a bit far out - due out from William Morrow October 7 - but having read the first two (and LOVED them), I've been highly anticipating this one. And it's been out in the UK all this time!

Here's a bit about the book from the company's catalog on Edelweiss:

Irish immigrant Ellie Hogan has finally achieved the American Dream. But her comfortable bohemian life on Fire Island, New York, is shattered when her eldest adopted son, Leo, runs away, lured by the promise of fortune and fame in Hollywood. Determined to keep her family intact, Ellie follows him west, uprooting her youngest son and long-time friend Bridie.

In Los Angeles, Ellie creates a fashionable new home among the city’s celebrities, artists, and movie moguls. She is also drawn into intense new friendships, including talented film composer Stan, a man far different from any she has ever met, and Suri, a beautiful Japanese woman and kindred spirit, who opens Ellie’s eyes to the injustices of her country.

While Leo is dazzled by Hollywood’s glitz, Ellie quickly sees that the golden glamour masks a world of vanity and greed. Though she tries to navigate them around the dangers of their new home, she will not be able protect them from an even more terrifying threat: war . . .

If you're intrigued, I do highly recommend checking out the two previous books in the trilogy, Ellis Island and City of Hope.

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