I read this book one chapter at a time at bedtime, and it was an enjoyable way to end the day.
Rona Jaffe has a timeless voice that captures every nuance of 1950s vernacular while slicing to the very core of her most contemporary readers.
I also bought the movie, so as soon as I finished the book, I watched the 1958 movie version...also wonderful!
This book is so reminiscent of the fifties yet is modern and relevant today. The characters are well drawn and their stories make the book a page turner.Published 19 days ago by Verna Blake
Very dated, but in a charming, true-to-its-time way. interesting riffs on the young woman in the big city genre. Mary McCarthy's The Group updated by 20 years or so.Published 23 days ago by Linda Peterson
I really enjoyed this book especially the era of time and New York City.Published 4 months ago by Angie Miller
Not really the same plot as the movie which was very melodramatic........this was more interesting and more realistic........ Read morePublished 4 months ago by Maria Wroblewski
Okay, so this is a "Women's Novel" and I don't fall into that audience, but this was REALLY bad. All the main characters are complete masochists. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Milt
I read this as a very young girl fresh out of school and working in New York City and could relate to the story. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Love to read
This book is set in the 50's and is very well written. It was a pleasant surprise. Even though it was written in an era when women were looking for a husband after finishing school... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lizanne