One Sunday Morning

One Sunday Morning

Book - 2005 | 1st ed.
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Amy Ephron navigates the social contradictions of New York society, a world in which freedom was celebrated even while Prohibition and the strictest social conventions were in force. She brings to life this time and place through the stories of five socialites whose lives are irrevocably changed because of gossip, indiscretion, secrets, and betrayal.

Four women at a bridge party in the elegant Gramercy Park Hotel see a beautiful young woman, whom they all know, leaving a nearby hotel with a man who is not her husband. The sight of twenty-year-old Lizzie Carswell with Billy Holmes is shocking and potentially ruinous, and though they do not know the whole story and despite their mutual promise to keep what they've seen to themselves, it is only a matter of time before one of them talks -- with heartbreaking consequences for them all.

One Sunday Morning is a drama of the strictures of polite society tragically coming to conflict with the liberated spirit of the Jazz Age. With all the romance of Gatsby's New York and the seduction of Josephine Baker's Paris, Ephron's tale is compelling all the way to its surprising and satisfying ending.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060585525
Branch Call Number: FIC EPHRON
Characteristics: 213 p. ; 19 cm.


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Apr 07, 2011

A very easy read. This book was predictable and I thought it ended kind of abruptly. There was this mysterey about what really happened that night and who the mystery man was. The author gives an explanation in the last few pages, but it was just not satisfying. Just an ok read with a disappointing ending.

Sep 04, 2006

When four friends on a Sunday morning in 1920''s New York look out a window and see Lizzie and Billy exiting a hotel their assumption is that they are having an illicit liaison. They promise each other not to tell anyone. After all, who really knew what was going on? But when one of them spills the beans, Billy''s fiancÔøΩ and Lizzie''s family overreact with predictable shock and humiliation. But what is true and what is not, is hampered by the other characters in the book and soon the reader is left in a quagmire of assumptions that try to lead everyone down the wrong path. The result? A predictable and dull portrayal of stock characters from an era that the author doesn''t really know or understand.


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