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À l'aube de ses quatre-vingts ans, Evelyn Hugo, légende du cinéma, est enfin prête à dire la vérité sur sa vie aussi glamour que scandaleuse. Mais quand cette actrice, vieillissante et solitaire, décrète qu'elle fera ces révélations à Monique Grant, journaliste pour un obscur magazine, personne ne comprend son choix. La journaliste décide de saisir cette occasion pour lancer sa carrière. Elle écoute avec fascination l'histoire de cette actrice mariée sept fois. Une histoire d'ambition, d'amitié et d'amour défendu. À mesure qu'elle recueille les confidences d'Evelyn, la journaliste comprend que leurs destins sont étroitement liés...
Malibu, samedi 27 août 1983.
La ville entière vibre d'excitation : ce soir, Nina Riva donne sa grande fête annuelle, l'événement le plus notoirement décadent de la côte ouest auquel tout le monde rêve d'être invité, stars du show-biz comme anonymes. La seule personne à ne pas partager cet enthousiasme est peut-être Nina, justement. Après des années à porter sa célèbre famille à bout de bras, elle se passerait bien de jouer une fois de plus les hôtesses parfaites.
Livrés à eux-mêmes dès leur plus jeune âge, les enfants Riva ont réussi à devenir des modèles de succès qui fascinent aujourd'hui l'Amérique. Mais sous cette belle façade, Nina, Jay, Hud et Kit cachent chacun leurs propres secrets. Et si à minuit la fête bat son plein, au matin, le passé sera venu frapper à la porte des Riva et leur palais de verre surplombant l'océan sera en flammes.
Des côtes escarpées de Malibu aux plages de sable fin du Pacifique, en passant par l'emblématique Pacific Coast Highway, le portrait envoûtant d'une fratrie aux prises avec ses rêves et son histoire familiale.
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND TIKTOK SENSATION SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM ''Riveting, heart-wrenching and full of Old Hollywood glamour'' BuzzFeed ''This wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet and her tumultuous Tinseltown journey comes with unexpected twists and the most satisfying of drama'' PopSugar From the author of Daisy Jones & The Six in which a legendary film actress reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine. 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 Evelyns 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 Evelyns story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Moniques own in tragic and irreversible ways. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a mesmerizing journey through the splendour of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means and what it costs to face the truth.
Daisy Jones et The Six... le groupe de rock le plus mythique de tous les temps. De leurs débuts dans les bars miteux d'un Sunset Strip écrasé de soleil californien à la gloire, leur histoire est celle d'une ascension fulgurante. C'est aussi celle de Daisy Jones, l'icône ultime. Mais le 12 juillet 1979, après le plus mémorable des concerts, le groupe a éclaté. Personne n'a jamais su pourquoi... Jusqu'à aujourd'hui. Musiciens, fans, managers, amants, gardiens d'immeubles, ils ont tous été les témoins de cette histoire... Mais quarante ans plus tard, chacun a sa propre version de la vérité.
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six. ''Never has so much sex, tragedy, celebrity and tanned skin been crammed into one thinking person''s beach read. It''s 365 pages of pure exhilaration'' The Times _________________________ A lifetime holding it together. One party will bring it crashing down. Malibu: August, 1983. It''s the day of Nina Riva''s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together, the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over-especially as the offspring of the legendary singer, Mick Riva. By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family''s generations will all come bubbling to the surface. Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind. _________________________ ''T he perfect, literal, beach read, with the emotional depth of the ocean. I was such a fan of Daisy Jones and this certainly didn''t disappoint.'' HOLLY BOURNE ''It''s a full on escapist delight.'' STYLIST , Best Fiction of 2021 ''Thank you Taylor Jenkins Reid for the escapism we all need - a sex-on-the-beach cocktail (quite literally) of a book.'' PANDORA SYKES _________________________ Praise for Daisy Jones & The Six ''Utterly believable . . . fantastically enjoyable'' THE TIMES ''Pitch perfect'' SUNDAY TIMES ''Prepare to be obsessed'' STYLIST ''I devoured this in a day, falling head over heels for it'' REESE WITHERSPOON ''I LOVE it . . . I can''t remember the last time I read a book that was so fun'' DOLLY ALDERTON ''I didn''t want this book to end'' FEARNE COTTON
THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'I LOVE it . . . I can't remember the last time I read a book that was so fun' DOLLY ALDERTON _________________ They were the new icons of rock and roll, fated to burn bright and not fade away.
But on 12 July 1979, it all came crashing down.
There was Daisy, rock and roll force of nature, brilliant songwriter and unapologetic drug addict, the half-feral child who rose to superstardom.
There was Camila, the frontman's wife, too strong-willed to let the band implode - and all too aware of the electric connection between her husband and Daisy.
There was Karen, ice-cool keyboardist, a ferociously independent woman in a world that wasn't ready for her.
And there were the men surrounding them: the feuding, egotistical Dunne brothers, the angry guitarist chafing on the sidelines, the drummer binge-drinking on his boat, the bassist trying to start a family amid a hedonistic world tour. They were creative minds striking sparks from each other, ready to go up in flames.
It's never just about the music...
_________________ 'Brace for 2019's first pop-culture sensation . . . we're not exaggerating . . . new obsession, incoming' TELEGRAPH 'Utterly believable . . . fantastically enjoyable' THE TIMES 'Pitch perfect' SUNDAY TIMES 'Reads like an addictive Netflix documentary meets A Star Is Born - despite being utterly fictional. It's also a call-to-arms that when you find your niche, don't doubt, embrace it.' EMERALD STREET 'The verdict: Daisy Jones steals the limelight... A zeitgeist book for 2019' STYLIST 'Well observed, sensitively told . . . a great read.' WILL GOMPERTZ, BBC 'A tremendously engaging, and completely believable tale of rock and roll excess... inventive, persuasive and completely satisfying.' DYLAN JONES 'I spent a lost weekend in this book. Daisy Jones is an instant icon.' ERIN KELLY 'DAISY JONES @00000041@ THE SIX is a transporting novel - at once a love story, a glimpse into the combustible inner workings of a rock-and-roll band, and a pitch-perfect recreation of the music scene of the Fleetwood Mac era. You'll never want it to end.' CECILIA AHERN 'Once in a blue moon you get to discover a book you end up pressing upon many other people to read. Taylor Jenkins Reid has got every nuance, every detail exact and right. I loved every word.' PAUL REES 'So brilliantly written I thought all the characters were real . . . I couldn't put it down' EDITH BOWMAN 'Explosive . . . a gorgeous novel and a ravishing read.' CHARLOTTE HEATHCOTE, SUNDAY EXPRESS 'Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll? You bet, but it's Daisy's refusal to become a mere muse that powers this buzzy music-industry romance.' HEPHZIBAH ANDERSON, MAIL ON SUNDAY 'The characters leap off the page, seducing you with their dramas, and making you wish the band was real.' HEAT 'The heady haze of the 70s music scene, and a perfectly flawed Daisy, combine to create a fresh, rock n roll read. I loved it.' ALI LAND, author of Good Me Bad Me
In this powerful novel about the cost of greatness, a legendary athlete attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime-from the New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.
Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Slam titles. And if you ask Carrie, she is entitled to every one. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father as her coach. Javier-a former champion himself-has trained her since the age of two.
But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning player named Nicki Chan.
At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Even if the sports media says that they never liked the «Battle-Axe» anyway. Even if her body doesn't move as fast as it did. And even if it means swallowing her pride to train with a man she once almost opened her heart to: Bowe Huntley. Like her, he has something to prove before he gives up the game forever.
In spite of it all: Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season.;In this riveting and unforgettable novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid tells her most vulnerable, emotional story yet.
From the acclaimed author of Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo comes a breathtaking novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold--with stunningly different results At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless jobs since graduating college. On the heels of leaving another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles and takes up residence with her best friend Gabby. Shortly after, Hannah goes out to a bar one night with Gabby and meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan. Just after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if shes ready to go. A moment later, Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay. Hannah hesitates. What happens if she leaves with Gabby? What happens if she leaves with Ethan? In concurrent story lines, Hannah lives out the effects of each decision. Quickly, these parallel universes develop into radically different stories with large-scale consequences for Hannah, as well as the people around her. As the two alternate realities run their course, Maybe in Another Life raises questions about fate and true love: Is anything meant to be? Is there such a thing as a soul mate? Hannah believes there is. And, in both worlds, shes found him.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Named a Best Book of Summer by Cosmopolitan * InStyle *PopSugar * Buzzfeed * Bustle * Brit+Co * Parade No one does life and love better. InStyle Earth-shakingyou will flip for this epic love story. Cosmopolitan In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure. On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever. Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emmas second chance at happiness. That is, until Jesse is found. Hes alive, and hes been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiance, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants while trying to protect the ones she loves. But who is her one true love ? What does it mean to love truly?
With their marriage at a breaking point, Lauren and Ryan decide to spend a year apart, a year in which Lauren embarks on a journey of self-discovery and healing that changes how she once felt about monogamy and marriage.
After her newlywed husband, Ben, is killed while riding his bike, Elsie realizes the only family she has left is a mother-in-law she does not meet until after Ben's death, and whom she is instantly at odds with.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six . . . Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, their lives will change forever. Malibu: August, 1983. It''s the day of Nina Riva''s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together, the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over--especially as the offspring of the legendary singer, Mick Riva. The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud--because it is long past time to confess something to the brother from whom he''s been inseparable since birth. Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can''t stop thinking about promised she''ll be there. And Kit has a couple secrets of her own--including a guest she invited without consulting anyone. By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family''s generations will all come bubbling to the surface. Malibu Burning is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart.--Reese Witherspoon (Reeses Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick) Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now. Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but its the rock n roll she loves most. By the time shes twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out shes pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend. The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice. Praise for Daisy Jones & The Six Backstage intrigue is the engine of Daisy Jones & The Six . . . . [A] celebration of American mythmaking. --Vogue Each character is compelling but Daisy Jones is the star. Shes a blazing talent who is unapologetic in her sexuality and lives life on her own terms. . . . Like a poignant song with lyrics that speak to your soul, Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid will transport you to another place and time. --Associated Press Reids wit and gift for telling a perfectly paced story make this one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year. -- Nylon Wildly delicious. -- Entertainment Weekly