Seeing Stars: A Novel

Paperback | March 23, 2010

byDiane Hammond

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“Diane Hammond writes with heart, compassion, and humor.”
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From Diane Hammond, author of Hannah’s Dream, comes Seeing Stars, a glorious new novel of hope, dreams, love, and ambition. Set in Hollywood—where every child wants to be a star and every grownup wants a piece of the action—Seeing Stars explores a not-so glamorous world of stage mothers, adolescent Tinsel Town wannabes, and desperate chances with warmth and wit.<_o3a_p>

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“Diane Hammond writes with heart, compassion, and humor.”—Terry Gamble, author of The Water Dancers From Diane Hammond, author of Hannah’s Dream, comes Seeing Stars, a glorious new novel of hope, dreams, love, and ambition. Set in Hollywood—where every child wants to be a star and every grownup wants a piece of the action—Seeing Stars ...

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Ruth Rabinowitz believes. She believes that her daughter, Bethany, is a terrific little actress, so they have come to Hollywood, where dreams come true. Ruth’s husband and Bethany’s father, who thinks their quest for stardom is delusional, has been left behind in Seattle.Joining Bethany Rabinowitz in Hollywood’s often toxic waters are ...

Diane Hammond is the author of the critically acclaimed novelsSeeing Stars, Hannah's Dream, Going to Bend,andHomesick Creek.She served as a spokesperson for the Free Willy Keiko Foundation and the Oregon Coast Aquarium and currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and their three Pembroke Welsh corgis.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.77 inPublished:March 23, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061863157

ISBN - 13:9780061863158

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“With razor-sharp insight, Hammond grabs us by the wrist and dives into the child-actor world....[a]n untarnished look at the spoils of fame, the residue of unbridled longing and the lengths too many go to for those 15 minutes of marquee-made joy.”