The Homewreckers

The Homewreckers
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2022-05-03
ISBN 10: 1250278376
ISBN 13: 9781250278371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Homewreckers Book Review:

Summer begins with Mary Kay Andrews, in this delightful summer read about flipping houses, and finding true love. Hattie Kavanaugh went to work restoring homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen, married the boss’s son at twenty, and became a widow at twenty-five. Now, she’s passionate about her work, but that’s the only passion in her life. “Never love something that can’t love you back,” is advice her father-in-law gives her, but Hattie doesn’t follow it and falls head-over-heels for a money pit of a house. She’s determined to make it work, but disaster after disaster occurs, and Hattie’s dream might cost Kavanaugh & Son their livelihood. Hattie needs money, and fast. When a slick Hollywood producer shows up in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called The Homewreckers, cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. Soon, there’s more at stake than bad pipes and dry rot: during the demolition, evidence comes to light that points to the mysterious disappearance of a young wife and mother years before. With a burned out detective investigating the case, an arsonist on the loose, two men playing with her emotions, and layers upon layers of vintage wallpaper causing havoc, it's a question of who will flip, who will flop, and if Hattie will ever get her happily-ever-after.

Homewreckers

Homewreckers
Author: Aaron Glantz
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 0062869558
ISBN 13: 9780062869555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homewreckers Book Review:

“[I] can’t recommend this joint enough. ... An illuminating and discomfiting read.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates "Essential reading." —New York Review of Books A shocking, heart-wrenching investigation into America’s housing crisis and the modern-day robber barons who are making a fortune off the backs of the disenfranchised working and middle class—among them, Donald Trump and his inner circle. Two years before the housing market collapsed in 2008, Donald Trump looked forward to a crash: “I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy,” he said. But our future president wasn’t alone. While millions of Americans suffered financial loss, tycoons pounced to heartlessly seize thousands of homes—their profiteering made even easier because, as prize-winning investigative reporter Aaron Glantz reveals in Homewreckers, they often used taxpayer money—and the Obama administration’s promise to cover their losses. In Homewreckers, Glantz recounts the transformation of straightforward lending into a morass of slivered and combined mortgage “products” that could be bought and sold, accompanied by a shift in priorities and a loosening of regulations and laws that made it good business to lend money to those who wouldn’t be able to repay. Among the men who laughed their way to the bank: Trump cabinet members Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, Trump pal and confidant Tom Barrack, and billionaire Republican cash cow Steve Schwarzman. Homewreckers also brilliantly weaves together the stories of those most ravaged by the housing crisis. The result is an eye-opening expose of the greed that decimated millions and enriched a gluttonous few.

Homewrecker Incorporated

Homewrecker Incorporated
Author: S. Simone Chavous,Lauren Schmelz,Lindee Robinson Photography
Publsiher: S. Simone Chavous
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN 10: 0989570177
ISBN 13: 9780989570176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homewrecker Incorporated Book Review:

Homewrecker

Homewrecker
Author: Deanna Cameron
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-05-20
ISBN 10: 0241493463
ISBN 13: 9780241493465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homewrecker Book Review:

The thrilling new mystery by Wattpad's Deanna Cameron, for fans of One of Us is Lying and A Good Girl's Guide to Murder. Bronwyn Larson's life has literally been torn apart. An EF4 tornado ripped through their trailer park and her mom is found dead, miles away after the storm. Suddenly, her estranged senator father is a part of her life, who's been absent since Bronwyn was born as a product of her parents' secretive affair. After living alone with her mother in a trailer for seventeen years, Bronwyn now has a stepmother and four new siblings, including an older brother and sister who seem skeptical, if not actually disproving, of Bronwyn living with them. While staying with them in their vacation lake house, Bronwyn is hit with the bombshell that her mother's death is being treated as suspicious, with injuries inconsistent of being killed during the tornado. Bronwyn doesn't know who trust or who to believe about her mother's death. Torn between her life as the daughter of an addict and of a well-respected senator, Bronwyn is forced to navigate through this new unfamiliar life alone, with this gut feeling she has. Could her mother's killer be more familiar than she'd ever imagine?

Homewreckers

Homewreckers
Author: Linda F. Felker, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Publishamerica Incorporated
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781424110711
ISBN 13: 1424110718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homewreckers Book Review:

Homewreckers are lurking in the shadows waiting to rip apart the foundation of your home. You may think it could never happen to you, but there are opportunities in every marriage that allow Homewreckers to destroy the relationship. Complacent couples go through life leaving the door open for these vicious attacks. Homewreckers may already be at work, damaging the security of your home. Your marriage is unprotected unless you realize God's plan for you and your spouse. The real Homewrecker in your home could be YOU! Homewreckers delves into the heartbeat of love, intimacy, and marriage and provides answers to guard the gates of your home.

Homewrecker

Homewrecker
Author: Cat Mason,Katheryn Kiden
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2015-06-03
ISBN 10: 9781514110225
ISBN 13: 1514110229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homewrecker Book Review:

Homewrecker: Noun (plural homewreckers) A person who engages in romantic relations with a person who is married or engaged to be married with the result of breaking up the marriage or engagement. My name is Kennedy Brooks and you're not going to like me. Chances are you may even hate me, and that's okay, there are times I do too. I had choices, we all do, the ones that I made changed everything. Before I knew it, the lines of right and wrong began to blur and I was consumed so deeply that I couldn't see a way out even if I wanted to. The path I chose is not for the faint of heart, it isn't always sweet, but it's real. What happens when all the things you have always wanted suddenly aren't all you want anymore? What do you do when the forbidden screams your name and both parts of your life become as vital as the air you breathe? You make a choice. This is my story. ***Warning from the authors*** This book contains sensitive situations and explicit sex scenes. It will cause you to go through every emotion and is meant for ages 18+.

Homewrecker

Homewrecker
Author: Daphne Gottlieb
Publsiher: Soft Skull
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2005-10-17
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000102877184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homewrecker Book Review:

Combining nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, this exploration of marital infidelity looks as S&M in "The Other Man," homosexuality in marriage in "Sex and the Married Dyke," and Internet sex in "Confessions of a Dial-Up Gigolo," among other stories. Original.

Termites and Other Home Wreckers

Termites and Other Home Wreckers
Author: Marguerite Rodger
Publsiher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Total Pages: 35
Release: 2010-04-30
ISBN 10: 1427194815
ISBN 13: 9781427194817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Termites and Other Home Wreckers Book Review:

Termites can literally eat you out of house and home! Carpenter ants will use your home like a wood lot, taking what they want when they want, but without paying! Termites and Other Home Wreckers examines pests that chew, build, and bore their way into homes. Creepy images show the insects at different stages of the life cycle, and a family tree section lets you know who is related to whom.

Homewrecker

Homewrecker
Author: Jill Westwood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-07-31
ISBN 10: 9781948516037
ISBN 13: 1948516039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homewrecker Book Review:

Despite Andie's own terrible track record with romance, even she knows that her father's sudden move to his girlfriend's goat farm in North Carolina is a rash, unwise decision. She races south of the Mason Dixon to coax him home, but runs into a man-shaped obstacle in the form of burly paramedic Seth, the adopted son of her father's lady love.Farm life is as unpalatable as Andie suspected-stinky goats, malicious chickens and millions of bloodthirsty mosquitos. Her father wants to give up a rent-controlled apartment, lifelong friendships and a satisfying teaching career for this? She's got to get him to come to his senses before Seth figures out her homewrecking intentions. It's a difficult position to be in, especially when the positions she'd like to be in involve fantasies about sexy, infuriating Seth.Running from man trouble in New York and headed toward bigger trouble in North Carolina, Andie will have to decide whether she can support her father's leap of faith and maybe even take one of her own.

Supreme Ambition

Supreme Ambition
Author: Ruth Marcus
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN 10: 1982123877
ISBN 13: 9781982123871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supreme Ambition Book Review:

The Washington Post journalist and legal expert Ruth Marcus goes behind the scenes to document the inside story of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation battle and the Republican plot to take over the Supreme Court—thirty years in the making—in this “impressively reported, highly insightful, and rollicking good read” (The New York Times Book Review). In the summer of 2018 the Kavanaugh drama unfolded so fast it seemed to come out of nowhere. With the power of the #MeToo movement behind her, a terrified but composed Christine Blasey Ford walked into a Senate hearing room to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault. This unleashed unprecedented fury from a Supreme Court nominee who accused Democrats of a “calculated and orchestrated political hit.” But behind this showdown was a much bigger one. The Washington Post journalist and legal expert Ruth Marcus documents the thirty-year mission by conservatives to win a majority on the Supreme Court and the lifelong ambition of Brett Kavanaugh to secure his place in that victory. The reporting in Supreme Ambition is full of revealing and weighty headlines, as Marcus answers the most pressing questions surrounding this historical moment: How did Kavanaugh get the nomination? Was Blasey Ford’s testimony credible? What does his confirmation mean for the future of the court? Were the Democrats outgunned from the start? On the way, she uncovers secret White House meetings, intense lobbying efforts, private confrontations on Capitol Hill, and lives forever upended on both coasts. This “extraordinarily detailed” (The Washington Post) page-turner traces how Brett Kavanaugh deftly maneuvered to become the nominee and how he quashed resistance from Republicans and from a president reluctant to reward a George W. Bush loyalist. It shows a Republican party that had concluded Kavanaugh was too big to fail, with senators and the FBI ignoring potentially devastating evidence against him. And it paints a picture of Democratic leaders unwilling to engage in the no-holds-barred partisan warfare that might have defeated the nominee. In the tradition of The Brethren and The Power Broker, Supreme Ambition is the definitive account of a pivotal moment in modern history, one that will shape the judicial system of America for generations to come.

The High Tide Club

The High Tide Club
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 1250126096
ISBN 13: 9781250126092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The High Tide Club Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Weekenders comes a delightful new novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations. When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephine’s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm. Over a few meetings, the ailing Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, secrets, betrayal and a long-unsolved murder. She tells Brooke she is hiring her for two reasons: to protect her island and legacy from those who would despoil her land, and secondly, to help her make amends with the heirs of the long dead women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club—so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades—Millie, Ruth and Varina. When Josephine dies with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephine’s friends’ descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who’ve actually never met. The High Tide Club is Mary Kay Andrews at her Queen of the Beach Reads best, a compelling and witty tale of romance thwarted, friendships renewed, justice delivered, and true love found. Praise for The Weekenders: “This book has all the makings of a beach read...The perfect blend of drama, humor, intrigue, and just a touch of murder.” —Bustle “Andrews has this ‘perfect beach read’ label down pat—and then some. The Weekenders is not just good, it is beyond good... Summer doesn’t truly begin without a Mary Kay Andrews book in your beach bag,so here is another winner and Top Pick just for you.” —RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) “Andrews’ novels...are the epitome of relaxing yet involving summer reads, and her latest is no exception.” —Booklist

Seasonal Work

Seasonal Work
Author: Laura Lippman
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-01-04
ISBN 10: 0063000024
ISBN 13: 9780063000025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seasonal Work Book Review:

In a suspenseful collection of stories featuring fierce women—including one never-before-published novella—New York Times bestseller Laura Lippman showcases why she is one of today’s top crime writers. The award-winning master of psychological suspense is in top form in this collection of diverse and diabolically clever stories. In the never-before-published “Just One More,” a married couple—longing for that old romantic spark—creates a playful diversion that comes with unexpected consequences. Lippman’s beloved Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan keeps a watchful eye on a criminally resourceful single father in “Seasonal Work,” while her mother, Judith, realizes that the life of “The Everyday Housewife” is an excellent cover for all kinds of secrets. In “Slow Burner,” a husband’s secret cell phone proves to be a dicey temptation for a suspicious wife. A father’s hidden past piques the curiosity of a young snoop in “The Last of Sheila-Locke Holmes.” Plus seven other brilliantly crafted stories of deception, murder, dangerous games, and love gone wrong—irrefutable evidence that Laura Lippman’s riveting fiction will more than satisfy any crime reader.

Darktown

Darktown
Author: Thomas Mullen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 1501133888
ISBN 13: 9781501133886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darktown Book Review:

“One incendiary image ignites the next in this highly combustible procedural…written with a ferocious passion that’ll knock the wind out of you.” —The New York Times Book Review “Fine Southern storytelling meets hard-boiled crime in a tale that connects an overlooked chapter of history to our own continuing struggles with race today.” —Charles Frazier, bestselling author of Cold Mountain “This page-turner reads like the best of James Ellroy.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “In the way the story is told coupled with its heightened racial context, Darktown reminded me of Walter Mosley or a George Pelecanos novel.” —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “High-quality…crime fiction with a nimble sense of history…quick on its feet and vividly drawn.” —Dallas Morning News “Some books educate, some books entertain, Thomas Mullen’s Darktown is the rare book that does both.” —Huffington Post Award-winning author Thomas Mullen is a “wonderful architect of intersecting plotlines and unexpected answers”(The Washington Post) in this timely and provocative mystery and brilliant exploration of race, law enforcement, and justice in 1940s Atlanta. Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers; they aren’t allowed to arrest white suspects, drive squad cars, or set foot in the police headquarters. When a woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up dead, Boggs and Smith suspect white cops are behind it. Their investigation sets them up against a brutal cop, Dunlow, who has long run the neighborhood as his own, and his partner, Rakestraw, a young progressive who may or may not be willing to make allies across color lines. Among shady moonshiners, duplicitous madams, crooked lawmen, and the constant restrictions of Jim Crow, Boggs and Smith will risk their new jobs, and their lives, while navigating a dangerous world—a world on the cusp of great change. A vivid, smart, intricately plotted crime saga that explores the timely issues of race, law enforcement, and the uneven scales of justice.

Seven Days in Summer

Seven Days in Summer
Author: Marcia Willett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-06-01
ISBN 10: 1473540844
ISBN 13: 9781473540842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Days in Summer Book Review:

'Riveting, moving and utterly feel-good' Daily Mail 'A beautifully woven tale of families and their secrets' Liz Fenwick, author of The Cornish House __ Busy mum of twins Liv is looking forward to a week at the Beach Hut in Devon, even if she feels that something's not right between her and Matt. She's sure he's just too busy at work to join them on their summer holiday, not that he wants time alone... Baz loves having his family to stay by the sea, but when an unexpected guest arrives, he finds himself torn between the past and the future... Still reeling from a break-up, all Sofia wants is a quiet summer - until she meets Baz and her plans are turned upside down. She knows she's rushing into things, but could this week at the Beach Hut be the start of something new? And back home, Matt might be missing Liv and the children, but when an old friend appears he finds himself distracted... What does she know about his family's past that she's not letting on? As tensions rise over seven days in summer, the lives of the holidaymakers begin to take an unexpected turn... __ What readers are saying: ***** 'A wonderful book of escapism . . . Beautifully written with a lovely story.' ***** 'Always a joy, a Marcia Willet book. Like getting into a warm bath! I loved it.' ***** 'Beautiful multi-generational novel . . . full of love, compassion, wisdom, and healing.'

Havoc on a Homewrecker

Havoc on a Homewrecker
Author: Mz Robinson
Publsiher: G Street Chronicles.
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2012-11-06
ISBN 10: 9781938442100
ISBN 13: 1938442105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Havoc on a Homewrecker Book Review:

Hoping to find a man who understands and respects her devotion to her job, Toi Underwood is thrilled when she meets Carlton Thomas, a man she believes understands her lifestyle, but is shocked to find out he is married.

Dragonbane

Dragonbane
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN 10: 1250029953
ISBN 13: 9781250029959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dragonbane Book Review:

Out of all the mysterious boarders who call Sanctuary home, no one is more antisocial or withdrawn than Maxis Drago. But then, it's hard to blend in with the modern world when you have a fifty foot wingspan. Centuries ago, he was cursed by an enemy who swore to see him fall. An enemy who took everything from him and left him forever secluded. But Fate is a bitch, with a wicked sense of humor. And when she throws old enemies together and threatens the wife he thought had died centuries ago, he comes back with a vengeance. Modern day New Orleans has become a battleground for the oldest of evils. And two dragons will hold the line, or go down in flames, in Dragonbane, the next explosive Dark-Hunter novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Irish Thoroughbred

Irish Thoroughbred
Author: Nora Roberts
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 1250775442
ISBN 13: 9781250775443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Irish Thoroughbred Book Review:

The very first novel by the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts,Irish Thoroughbred is the story of a young immigrant, a racehorse breeder, and a romance that could only happen in America--now in a beautiful new hardcover edition. There’s nothing left for Adelia Cunnane in Ireland. The aunt she cared for has passed, and the family farm has been sold for taxes. But her uncle Paddy has written her: Come to America... The Maryland horse farm where Paddy lives and works is more than Dee dared to dream about. She has always had a magical touch with animals, and her she finds employment in the stables—and a chance to fly, on the muscular back of Travis Grant’s chestnut Thoroughbred. It’s easy to put aside a passing pang of homesickness when she can spend her first paycheck—which feels like a veritable fortune—on the feminine frivolities that were never a part of her life in the old country. But the most unfamiliar territory of all is her relationship with her boss, the man who has made all this possible. Spirited but innocent, Dee is disconcerted by the way he treats her—and the way she responds. America may be the land of opportunity, a place where even those from the humblest background can pursue what they want—and, perhaps, even find themselves one day attending the Kentucky Derby. But some divides may be too wide to cross, and Dee fears that demanding more could cost her all that she’s already gained...

All the Right Reasons

All the Right Reasons
Author: Bethany Mangle
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-02-15
ISBN 10: 1534499059
ISBN 13: 9781534499058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Right Reasons Book Review:

The Bachelor meets Gilmore Girls in this laugh-out-loud young adult romance about a girl who joins her mother on a reality dating show for single parents—only to fall for a contestant’s son. Cara Hawn’s life fell apart after her father cheated on her mother and got remarried to a woman Cara can’t stand. When Cara accidentally posts a rant about her father online, it goes viral—and catches the attention of the TV producers behind a new reality dating show for single parent families. The next thing Cara and her mother know, they’ve been cast as leads on the show and are whisked away to sunny Key West where they’re asked to narrow a field of suitors and their kids down to one winning pair. All of this is outside of Cara’s comfort zone, from the meddling producers to the camera-hungry contestants, especially as Cara and her mother begin to clash on which suitors are worth keeping around. And then comes Connor. As the son of a contestant, Connor is decidedly off-limits. Except that he doesn’t fit in with the cutthroat atmosphere in all the same ways as Cara, and she can’t get him out of her head. Now Cara must juggle her growing feelings while dodging the cameras and helping her mom pick a bachelor they both love, or else risk fracturing their family even more for the sake of ratings. Maybe there’s a reason most people don’t date on TV.

The Weekenders

The Weekenders
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 1466872926
ISBN 13: 9781466872929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weekenders Book Review:

Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Others come only for the weekends-and the mix between the regulars and “the weekenders” can sometimes make the sparks fly. Riley Griggs has a season of good times with friends and family ahead of her on Belle Isle when things take an unexpected turn. While waiting for her husband to arrive on the ferry one Friday afternoon, Riley is confronted by a process server who thrusts papers into her hand. And her husband is nowhere to be found. So she turns to her island friends for help and support, but it turns out that each of them has their own secrets, and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens...in a murderous way. Cocktail parties aside, Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything. Told with Mary Kay Andrews’ trademark blend of humor and warmth, and with characters and a setting that you can’t help but fall for, the New York Times bestseller The Weekenders is the perfect summer escape.

Luster

Luster
Author: Raven Leilani
Publsiher: Bond Street Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 0385696019
ISBN 13: 9780385696012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Luster Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner of the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Winner of the 2020 National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize for Best First Book Winner of the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Fiction Winner of the 2021 Dylan Thomas Prize Finalist for the 2021 PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Novel Longlisted for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Longlisted for the 2021 Women's Prize for Fiction A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Named Best Book of the Year by O: the Oprah Magazine, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times, Town and Country, Amazon, Indigo, NPR, Harper’s Bazaar, Kirkus Reviews, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping Sharp, comic, disruptive, and tender, Luster sees a young Black woman fall into art and someone else's open marriage. Edie is stumbling her way through her twenties—sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in and out of her admin job, making a series of inappropriate sexual choices. She's also, secretly, haltingly, figuring her way into life as an artist. And then she meets Eric, a digital archivist with a family in New Jersey, including an autopsist wife who has agreed to an open marriage—with rules. As if navigating the constantly shifting landscapes of contemporary sexual manners and racial politics weren't hard enough, Edie finds herself unemployed and falling into Eric's family life, his home. She becomes a hesitant friend to his wife and a de facto role model to his adopted daughter. Edie is the only Black woman who young Akila knows. Razor-sharp, darkly comic, sexually charged, socially disruptive, Luster is a portrait of a young woman trying to make sense of her life in a tumultuous era. It is also a haunting, aching description of how hard it is to believe in your own talent and the unexpected influences that bring us into ourselves along the way.