The Diamond Lane

byKaren KarboIntroduction byJane Smiley

October 3, 2014|
The Diamond Lane by Karen Karbo
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Reluctantly back home in L.A. after 16 years in Africa, documentary filmmaker Mouse FitzHenry longs for the harsh, teeming jungle life her lens took in so lovingly. Wrenched Stateside by a family emergency, with her longtime boyfriend/collaborator in tow, Mouse is instantly beleaguered by a past she’d leapt continents to escape. In this rollicking novel, Karbo explores familiar subjects — the phony glitz of Hollywood, the fairy tale lure of love and marriage — with precision, compassion, and humor. Mouse’s paramour, Tony, a Brit who calls her “poppet,” adores L.A. and all that it can do for him and his screenplay. Mouse, meanwhile, caving in to maternal pressure, agrees to marry Tony and then proceeds, with the help of an old flame, to film around her unwitting fiancé a documentary on the entire process of their betrothal calledWedding March. A flawless, page-turning story emerges as Mouse and Tony manage — often with hilarious subterfuge — to keep their projects secret from one another. With its laugh-aloud moments and a cast of brilliantly drawn characters, this is a tale to treasure.
Karen Karbo is the author of 14 award-winning novels, memoirs, and works of nonfiction, including the best-sellingKick Ass Women series:Julia Child Rules, How Georgia Became O’Keeffe, The Gospel According to Coco Chanel, andHow to Hepburn. Her 2004 memoir,The Stuff of Life, about the last year she spent with her father before his...
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Title:The Diamond Lane
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:422 pages, 8.95 X 5.79 X 0.91 in
Shipping dimensions:422 pages, 8.95 X 5.79 X 0.91 in
Published:October 3, 2014
Publisher:Hawthorne Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780989360449

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