Gossip: A Novel

Gossip: A Novel

Paperback | March 10, 2016

byBeth Gutcheon

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“A gifted storyteller...her characters are intelligent, brave, and witty...human and real.”
—Susan Isaacs, New York Times Book Review

The critically acclaimed author of Good-bye and Amen, Leeway Cottage, and More Than You Know, Beth Gutcheon returns with Gossip, a sharply perceptive and emotionally resonant novel about the power of knowing things about others, the consequences of rumor, and the unexpected price of friendship. A story set among the rich, famous, and well-dressed of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Gossip is a bravura display of this exceptional author’s breathtaking talents, addressing important themes of motherhood, friendship, and fidelity. Every reader who admires the strong, character-driven women’s fiction of Sue Miller, Alice Hoffman, Elizabeth Berg, and Kaye Gibbons should lend an ear to Beth Gutcheon’s Gossip.

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“A gifted storyteller...her characters are intelligent, brave, and witty...human and real.”—Susan Isaacs, New York Times Book ReviewThe critically acclaimed author of Good-bye and Amen, Leeway Cottage, and More Than You Know, Beth Gutcheon returns with Gossip, a sharply perceptive and emotionally resonant novel about the power of knowi...

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The owner of a small high-end dress shop on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Loviah "Lovie" French is the one to whom certain women turn when they want to dish in the dressing room—including Lovie's two best friends since boarding school, Dinah Wainwright and Avis Metcalf.Outspoken Dinah made a name for herself as a columnist covering New ...

Beth Gutcheon is the critically acclaimed author of eight previous novels:The New Girls,Still Missing,Domestic Pleasures,Saying Grace,Five Fortunes,More Than You Know,Leeway Cottage, andGood-bye and Amen. She is the writer of several film scripts, including the Academy-Award nomineeThe Children of Theatre Street. She lives in New York ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:March 10, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061931438

ISBN - 13:9780061931437

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“[Gutcheon] writes poignantly, but with a sharp comic edge, about female friendship, the bleakness of fate and the disappointments fo lvoe; and her grasp of the profound connection between clothes and emotion--a theme inexplicably neglected in the moderl novel--recalls Nancy Mitford at her more seriously frivolous.”