The Last Book Party



The Last Book Party That perfect summer read KirkusA propulsive tale of ambition and romance, set in the publishing world of 1980 s New York and the timeless beaches of Cape Cod.In the summer of 1987, 25 year old Eve Rosen is an aspiring writer languishing in a low level assistant job, unable to shake the shadow of growing up with her brilliant brother With her professional ambitions floundering, Eve jumps at the chance to attend an early summer gathering at the Cape Cod home of famed New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie Dazzled by the guests and her burgeoning crush on the hosts artistic son, Eve lands a new job as Henry Grey s research assistant and an invitation to Henry and Tillie s exclusive and famed Book Party where attendees dress as literary characters But by the night of the party, Eve discovers uncomfortable truths about her summer entanglements and understands that the literary world she so desperately wanted to be a part of is not at all what it seems.A page turning, coming of age story, written with a lyrical sense of place and a profound appreciation for the sustaining power of books, The Last Book Party shows what happens when youth and experience collide and what it takes to find your own voice. Best Read The Last Book Party author Karen Dukess For Kindle ePUB or eBook – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • The Last Book Party
  • Karen Dukess
  • English
  • 19 October 2018
  • 1250225477

15 thoughts on “The Last Book Party

  1. marilyn says:

    This was a very light and easy read for me and so nice to enjoy a book like this between so many thrillers and heavy dramas Twenty five year old Eve Rosen wants to be a writer but lacks confidence, inspiration, and the hard work that can be necessary to write a book She does work in a publishing house as an assistant, hoping everything about writing will rub off on her but actually is getting nowhere with her writing When she misses out on a promotion that should have gone to her, she quits h This was a very light and easy read for me and so nice to enjoy a book like this between so many thrillers and heavy dramas Twenty five year old Eve Rosen wants to be a writer but lacks confidence, inspiration, and the hard work that can be necessary to write a book She does work in a publishing house as an assistant, hoping everything about writing will rub off on her but actually is getting nowhere with her writing When she misses out on a promotion that should have gone to her, she quits her job and takes a s...

  2. Carol (Bookaria) says:

    Absolutely mesmerizing and engaging I loved every page of this novel.This book made me yearn for a place I ve never been to, and a time in the publishing industry I did not liveI was alive at the time, just not there, you know what I meanIt s emotional and easy to read, the pages flew by I did not care as much about the plot as I did about the characters Think late 1980s, New York, Cape Cod, summer, publishing, books, and growing up Romance maybe but this is muchthan that.Absolut Absolutely mesmerizing and engaging I loved every page of this novel.This book made me yearn for a place I ve never been to, and a time in the publishing industry I did not liveI was alive at the time, just not there, you know what I meanIt s emotional and easy to read, the pages flew by I did not care as much about the plot as I did about the characters Think late 1980s, New York, C...

  3. Dorie - Traveling Sister :) says:

    As I was reading this book I continually had the feeling that I ve read this before, heard this before I think this would be a good beach read but there is nothing really fresh or new here I don t even think I would call it a coming of age book because the young woman is out of college and has been working for a while, aged 24 or 25.The novel is about Eve who has been working as an editorial assistant at the New Yorker Magazine She has aspirations of becoming a published writer but doesn t As I was reading this book I continually had the feeling that I ve read this before, heard this before I think this would be a good beach read but there is nothing really fresh or new here I don t even think I would call it a coming of age book because the young woman is out of college and has been working for a while, aged 24 or 25.The novel is about Eve who has been working as an editorial assistant at the New Yorker Magazine She has aspirations of becoming a published writer but doesn t have the self confidence to really put her work out there She becomes increasingly bored with the work and when given a chance at being a summer intern working with Henry Grey as his research assistant, a well known, well regarded author , she decides it would be a good change and a learning experience She learns things alright, but not necessarily that much about the publishing indus...

  4. Nicole (Read Eat Sleep Repeat) says:

    4.5, rounding up The Last Book Party is a charming coming of age story that feels both timeless and nostalgic Everyone seemed so confident It was like they were preparing to become the voices of their generation and I was struggling to clear my throat Told through Eve s perspective, the reader is drawn in as she attends the party of an acclaimed writer and introduced to a new world she wasn t previously privy to Eve is in her mid twenties, working a job she doesn t particularly love, and 4.5, rounding up The Last Book Party is a charming coming of age story that feels both timeless and nostalgic Everyone seemed so confident It was like they were preparing to become the voices of their generation and I was struggling to clear my throat Told through Eve s perspective, the reader is drawn in as she attends the party of an acclaimed writer and introduced to a new world she wasn t previously privy to Eve is in her mid twenties, working a job she doesn t particularly love, and aspiring to be a writer but never actually writing any As she struggles to figure o...

  5. Jamie Brenner says:

    As a serious book lover with endless nostalgia for the 1980s, I completely lost myself in this beautiful book It s a joy

  6. Jypsy says:

    I was drawn to The Last Book Party because it s a story about books Eve loves book and wants to work in the publishing industry She takes a job as an assistant for a famous writer The job is an eye opener The writer s life is not as great as Eve thought The story portrays a time when Eve is trying to figure out who she is She wants approval from her family, a mistake in my opinion She is lost in her search for identity and makes some bad decisions Live and learn and all that The story i I was drawn to The Last Book Party because it s a story about books Eve loves book and wants to work in the publishing industry She takes a job as an assistant for a famous writer The job is an eye opener The writer s life is not as great as Eve thought The story portrays a time when Eve is trying to figure out who she is She wants approval from her family, a mistake in my opinion She is lost in her search for identity and makes some bad decisions Live and learn ...

  7. Literary Soirée says:

    I absolutely adore this book That cover of course, and the luscious writing, the engaging coming of age story of Eve, a publishing house assistant in the literary garden of 1987 CASHMERE THROWEnveloped me like a cashmere throw, as I lost hours in the tale of this charming twentysomething s transition to assistant to a renown Cape Cod writer The beach, the books, the blow out party thrown by the author and his wife, both artistic luminaries in a storied world LITERARY LOVEMade me long for you I absolutely adore this book That cover of course, and the luscious writing, the engaging coming of age story of Eve, a publishing house assistant in the literary garden of 1987 CASHMERE THROWEnveloped me like a cashmere throw, as I lost hours in the tale of this charming twentysomething s transition to assistant to a renown Cape Cod writer The beach, the books, the blow out party thrown by the author and his wife, both artistic luminaries in a storied world LITERARY LOVEMade me long for youth, a simpler time, a crazed creative tribe despite Eve s complicated relationships and sobering truths learned My TBR pile now groans with the many titles mentioned, as the author woos us ...

  8. Andrea Rothman says:

    In simple and elegant prose that literally flies on the page, The Last Book Party offers a realistic and enchanting insider look at the high powered world of publishing and writing Set in Cape Cod and NYC in the late 1980 s, this coming of age story is told through the eyes of 25 year old aspiring writer, Eve Rosen Smart and ambitious yet impressionable and unaware of her potential, Eve looks up to successful writers, young and old, and mostly male, for insight about the craft and approval of In simple and elegant prose that literally flies on the page, The Last Book Party offers a realistic and enchanting insider look at the high powered world of publishing and writing Set in Cape Cod and NYC in the late 1980 s, this coming of age story is told through the eyes of 25 year old aspiring writer, Eve Rosen Smart and ambitious yet impressionable and unaware of her potential, Eve looks up to successful writers, young and old, and mostly male, for insight about the craft and approval of her skills as a writer She soon discovers, not without heartache, that behind the glamorous fa ade of literary success there s a heavy dose of self doubt,...

  9. Julia Phillips says:

    I tore through this novel in a single night Intensely charming, intelligent, sexy, and specific, THE LAST BOOK PARTY immerses us in the incestuous world of the 1980s literary elite, from boozy publicist thrown parties in Manhattan to the writing nooks of a New Yorker staff writer on Cape Cod The novel s narrator, Eve, has all the insecurities and doubts of any 25 year old aspiring writer but doesn t let those stop her from being a compelling, bold, active heroine in charge of her own life Thi I tore through this novel in a single night Intensely charming, intelligent, sexy, and specific, THE LAST BOOK PARTY immerses us in the incestuous world of the 1980s literary elite, from boozy publicist thrown parties in Manhattan to the writing nooks of a New Yorker staff writer on Cape Cod The novel s narrator, Eve, has all the insecurities and doubts of any 25 year old aspiring writer but doesn t let those stop her from being a compelling, bold, active heroine in charge of her own life This i...

  10. Michelle says:

    3 stars to this great summer read The Last Book Party is the perfect summer read It doesn t take itself too seriously, yet there is enough substance to keep the pages turning It s characterized as coming of age , which I am unsure about, but it definitely deals with a young, twenty something woman who works in the publishing industry, trying to find a direction It s debatable if she ultimately reaches one, but I think that s open to interpretation.Book lovers will really appreciate the behi 3 stars to this great summer read The Last Book Party is the perfect summer read It doesn t take itself too seriously, yet there is enough substance to keep the pages turning It s characterized as coming of age , which I am unsure about, but it definitely deals with a young, twenty something woman who works in the publishing industry, trying to find a direction It s debatable if she ultimately reaches one, but I think that s open to interpretation.Book lovers will really appreciate the behind the scenes look of the publishing industry and all the bookish references I think another positive aspect is that this book took place in the late 80 s, but it really could be relatable to any time period Yes, there is an absence of social media and cell phones, but that can be easily overlooked If you re looking for a lot of action or something big to happen, this isn t the st...

  11. Kate ☀️ Olson says:

    free review copy 4.5 stars Bookish, nostalgic, fabulous timeless narrator and setting Highly recommended for anyone who loves to read about writing and the publishing industry, and for anyone who adores books set in beach towns as much as I do.

  12. Natalie says:

    I feel so fortunate being among the first to review this extraordinary novel I was unable to put the book down for a moment Eve Rosen works for a publisher, dreaming of becoming a writer It is a visit to a party among the literary elite in Truro that changes the course of her life Rather than inspiration, Eve becomes entangled in the lives of the Grey family It is in the few summer months, following the party that she learns difficult life lessons The story is not a typical coming of age I feel so fortunate being among the first to review this extraordinary novel I was unable to put the book down for a moment Eve Rosen works for a publisher, dreaming of becoming a writer It is a visit to a party among the literary elite in Truro that changes the course of her life Rather than inspiration, Eve becomes entangled in the lives of the Grey family It is in the few summer months, following the party that she learns difficult life lessons The story is not a typical coming of age saga, rather a beautifully written novel about the maturation of a young woman and very well drawn studies of the people who change the course of her life So many of the characters don t do what is expected, nor are they who we assume Every page brings exciting revelations that propel the plot and engage the reader The author uses foreshadowing, in a nuanced and intelligent way, preventing the book from becoming trite or predictable Eve expects life lessons but on the night of THE LAST BOOK PARTY, Eve s w...

  13. Jonah ❤️LIBROCUBICULARIST❤️ says:

    4.5 starsOops I did not mean to finish this book in one sitting and let alone to like it so much either The Last Book Party is like a bad drug that you shouldn t dabble with, but you will try anyways because it sounded SOO good I do not really read romance and they are not really my genre, but this sucked me right in and I wanted to know how is it like for people in their 20 s to grow up in the 80 s The story was narrated by Eve Rosen a 25 year old booklover and works for publishing indust 4.5 starsOops I did not mean to finish this book in one sitting and let alone to like it so much either The Last Book Party is like a bad drug that you shouldn t dabble with, but you will try anyways because it sounded SOO good I do not really read romance and they are not really my genre, but this sucked me right in and I wanted to know how is it like for people in their 20 s to grow up in the 80 s The story was narrated by Eve Rosen a 25 year old booklover and works for publishing industry in New York who made bad decisions with men and other life choices Her entanglement with the series of men she chose along with her family problems led her to alter her dreams and to start anew On the first few chapters, I had a problem with the character as she was weak, lost and somewhat helpless in her mid twenties But I had to remind myself that this was way back in the late eighties and women were different back then But her choices in life is so relatable how people make mistakes after ...

  14. TeriLyn says:

    I enjoyed this It s whimsical, nostalgic, illicit, peculiar, and worldly The writing entrances you as it sweeps you to the Cape with a coming of age tale of a young woman discovering who she is and what she wants from life She s weary and down trodden when the book opens which leads to questionable decisions and mistakes It s an interesting dichotomy with this character because I didn t particularly like her but I liked her story, which makes not a lot of sense I realize but it s true Even I enjoyed this It s whimsical, nostalgic, illicit, peculiar, and worldly The writing entrances you as it sweeps you to the Cape with a coming of age tale of a young woman discovering who she is and what she wants from life She s weary and down trodden when the book opens which leads to questionable decisions and mistakes It s an interesting dichotomy with this character because I didn t particularly like her but I liked her story, which makes not a lot of sense I realize but it s true Even though I didn t relate to her or her choices I found her story interesting, mysterious, and compelling.I wish the ending wasconclusive however I was waiting for a big revelation or something, maybe an epilogue It feels incomplete although it s not, again I m being contradictory, and really detracted from my overall rating for this review However, as stated the plot was intriguing It was fun to see how the other side lived in the 80 s and what this young woman faced in becom...

  15. Vicki (MyArmchairAdventures) says:

    partner henryholtbooks The Last Book Party is about Eve Rosen, Jewish and a recent graduate from Brown, who feeling like her editorial assistant job is a dead end, quits and takes a research assistant job with Henry Grey a journalist for the New Yorker Henry, his wife and artist friends summer on Cape Cod in a carefree existence The book follows Eve through that summer which culminates in a costume party on Labor Day thrown by Henry and his wife This was the perfect summer read and a bl partner henryholtbooks The Last Book Party is about Eve Rosen, Jewish and a recent graduate from Brown, who feeling like her editorial assistant job is a dead end, quits and takes a research assistant job with Henry Grey a journalist for the New Yorker Henry, his wife and artist friends summer on Cape Cod in a care...

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