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Alys, Always: A Novel by Harriet Lane

Alys, Always: A Novel by Harriet Lane

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Published by Simon and Schuster
A SUSPENSEFUL, ASSURED L ITERARY DEBUT THAT EXPLORES THE DARK SIDE OF DESIRE AND AMBITION THROUGH ONE WOMAN’ S UNLIKELY ENTRY INTO A N ELITE WORLD AND A DESTINY OF HER OWN DESIGN
A SUSPENSEFUL, ASSURED L ITERARY DEBUT THAT EXPLORES THE DARK SIDE OF DESIRE AND AMBITION THROUGH ONE WOMAN’ S UNLIKELY ENTRY INTO A N ELITE WORLD AND A DESTINY OF HER OWN DESIGN

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Publish date: Jun 12, 2012
Added to Scribd: Jul 17, 2012
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 Acclaim or
 Alys, Always 
“I gobbled it up in one urtive sitting.... A page-turner.... Unorgettable.”
– USA TODAY
“Mesmerizing. . . a slow-burning psychologicalnovel that unsettles and satisfes in equal,tantalizing measure—a literary 
 All About Eve 
 that stands testament to the old saying that itsthe quiet ones you have to watch out or.”
– The DAilY beAST
“[A] highly entertaining and squirm-inducingshort novel. . .
Howards End 
meets
 All About  Eve 
. . . A breezy, lacerating frst novel.” 
- new YOrk TimeS bOOk review
“A det and lively brain-twist o a thriller or which the only word that seems apropos is‘spellbinding.’”
–chicAgO TribUne
 
 Alys, Always
 A Novel by Harriet Lane
 A SUSPENSEFUL, ASSURED LIERARY DEBU HAEXPLORES HE DARK SIDE OF DESIRE AND AMBIION HROUGH ONE WOMAN’S UNLIKELY ENRY INO ANELIE WORLD AND A DESINY OF HER OWN DESIGN
ON A BIER WINER’ S NIGH, Frances Torpe comesupon the atermath o a car crash and, while comorting the dyingdriver, Alys Kyte, hears her fnal words. Te wie o a celebratednovelist, Alys moved in rarefed circles, and when Frances agreesto meet the bereaved amily, she glimpses a world entirely oreignto her: cultured, wealthy, and privileged. While slowly orginga riendship with Alys’s carelessly charismatic daughter, Francesfnds her own lie takes a dramatic turn, propelling her rom ananonymous existence as an assistant editor or the books sectiono a newspaper to the dizzying heights o literary society. With her unorgettable protagonist, author Harriet Lane drawsreaders into a tightly paced tale that careens towards an auda-cious ending. ransfxing, insightul, and unsettling, Alys, Alwaysdrops us into the mind o an enigmatic young woman whose per-spective on a glamorous world also shines a light on those on theoutside who would risk all to become part o it.

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