The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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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.

Title:The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781501139239
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  • Melanie

    “I spent half my time loving her and the other half hiding how much I loved her.” This is one of the best books I’ve ever had the privilege to read. It is probably in the top five for...

  • Yun

    This right here. This is why I read. For the joy and privilege of coming across an exquisite story like this and being swept up in its magic.Could The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo really be fiction, ...

  • Elle (ellexamines)

    This review contains a spoiler for a reveal around 100 pages into the novel. I knew this reveal going in and do not believe knowing this reveal hurts the reading experience.I think a lot about the ide...

  • Miranda Reads

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  • Emily May

    Is Evelyn Hugo going to tell me just enough to keep me on the edge of my seat but never enough to truly reveal anything? I can't say for sure what drew me to this book. It's not the kind of thing I...

  • chan ?

    this didn't work for me, but i get how it could work for othersthere's something so glamorous and sad about the golden age of film. throw in a cuban bisexual main character who has to hide her identit...

  • Emma Giordano

    This is genuinely one of the most remarkable novels I have ever read. It is a favorite of the year, it will be a favorite of all time. I am wholly enchanted by The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and I ...

  • Tatiana

    At least I know why Evelyn recruited Monique, the worst journalist of the year, to write her biography. I thought asking astute questions was a part of interviewing a famous person. Apparently not.The...

  • Perry

    Worst Read of Decade, 2011-2020Glucose GluttonyAs Abe Lincoln observed: "For those who like this kind of a book, it is just about the kind of a book they would like."I repeatedly winced and rolled my ...

  • jessica

    not to be dramatic, but if there ever comes a point in time where the fate of the human civilisation is coming to an end and we need to create a time capsule to immortalise our posterity, this book be...