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"From the author of the "thrilling" (The Christian Science Monitor) novel The Other Typist comes an evocative, multilayered story of ambition, success, and secrecy in 1950s New York. In 1958, Greenwich Village buzzes with beatniks, jazz clubs, and new ideas--the ideal spot for three ambitious young people to meet. Cliff Nelson, the son of a successful book editor, is convinced he's the next Kerouac, if only his father would notice. Eden Katz dreams of being an editor but is shocked when she encounters roadblocks to that ambition. And Miles Tillman, a talented black writer from Harlem, seeks to learn the truth about his father's past, finding love in the process. Though different from one another, all three share a common goal: to succeed in the competitive and uncompromising world of book publishing. As they reach for what they want, they come to understand what they must sacrifice, conceal, and betray to achieve their goals, learning they must live with the consequences of their choices. In Three-Martini Lunch, Suzanne Rindell has written both a page-turning morality tale and a captivating look at a stylish, demanding era--and a world steeped in tradition that's poised for great upheaval"--

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Suzanne Rindell

Suzanne Rindell is a doctoral student in American modernist literature at Rice University. Her first novel, THE OTHER TYPIST, debuted on May 7, 2013. It has been translated into 15 languages and optioned for film by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Her second novel, THREE-MARTINI LUNCH, is forthcoming from Putnam on April 5, 2016. She lives in New York City and is currently working on a third novel. About my reviews/activity on : Mama always said, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. " If I read and like a book, I give it five stars here on . That's why you don't see any other ratings from me (I swear that while I'm pretty bad with computers, I know how to click different amounts of stars, I just don't) . When a book I liked stays on my mind, I may even write a sentence or two about why I liked it or jot down some little observation I made in the course of reading it that made me feel like a smarty pants. And yes, I've read plenty of books that I don't like. Sometimes I'm naughty and I don't even finish reading certain books. But life's too short to spend your time grousing about books you don't like when you could be talking about those you did like, and those that have inspired you. I'm a writer, not a professional reviewer. Personally, for me, it's much more rewarding to focus on the immense sea of wonderful books out there.

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