Any Smash fans here? If so, you'll recognize the name Theresa Rebeck, as she created the show. Her novel, I'm Glad About You, is out today for your reading entertainment! Thanks to Putnam, we have THREE copies to share with some lucky US readers!
But even as fate drives these mismatched souls forward and apart, each finds it tough to let go of the past. After countless dispirited auditions, Alison gets a lucky break landing a small role on a nighttime soap. Soon she’s television’s “it” girl and on the fast track to stardom. She’s as far from Cincinnati and her seven siblings as she ever imagined she’d be when she realizes the spotlight isn’t what it’s cracked up to be; it’s nasty and isolating and, at times, terrifying.
Kyle’s life gets complicated when Evangeline “Van” Shelly sets her cap for him and engineers a wedding shortly afterward. Bold, blonde and beautiful, Van knows she’ll never find another man to match Kyle for intelligence, grace, and steadiness, and she believes she has the key to making him forget all about Alison. Kyle soon finds himself stuck in a mundane practice in suburban hell and a distracted husband and father, wondering what could have been.
So when Alison and Kyle find themselves back in their hometown for the holidays, it’s inevitable that their paths cross. Emotionally bruised and battered, they are forced to see each other in the startling reality of their respective choices. The stage is set for an explosive reunion, one that will have repercussions for years to come.
Provocative and illuminating, I’M GLAD ABOUT YOU delivers the signature elements Theresa Rebeck is best known for—challenging characters, brilliant dialogue, and a refreshing point of view on life’s most difficult passages. The result is a riveting study of the rewards offered to, and sacrifices required from, those seeking a meaningful life.
Three Girls and Their Brother (2008) and Twelve Rooms with a View (2010). She has taught at Brandies University and Columbia University. Theresa lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family. Visit Theresa at her website, Facebook, and Twitter.
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US only. Giveaway ends February 28th at midnight EST. Confessions of a Bookaholic is also giving away some copies. (Worldwide. Ends 2/25.)