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A Touch of Stardust

A Touch of Stardust

(2015)
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When Julie Crawford leaves Fort Wayne, Indiana, for Hollywood, she never imagines she'll cross paths with Carole Lombard, the dazzling actress from Julie's provincial Midwestern hometown. Although the young woman has dreams of becoming a screenwriter, the only job Julie's able to find is one in the studio publicity office of the notoriously demanding producer David O. Selznick - who is busy burning through directors, writers, and money as he begins filming Gone with the Wind.

Although tensions run high on the set, Julie finds she can step onto the back lot, take in the smell of smoky gunpowder and the soft rustle of hoop skirts, and feel the magical world ofGone with the Wind come to life. Julie's access to real-life magic comes when Carole Lombard hires her as an assistant and invites her into the glamorous world Carole shares with Clark Gable - who is about to move into movie history as the dashing Rhett Butler.

Carole Lombard, happily profane and uninhibited, makes no secret of her relationship with Gable, which poses something of a problem for the studio as Gable is technically still married - and the last thing the film needs is more negative publicity. Julie is there to fend off the overly curious reporters, hoping to prevent details about the affair from slipping out. But she can barely keep up with her blonde employer, let alone control what comes out of Carole's mouth, and - as their friendship grows - soon finds she doesn't want to. Carole, both wise and funny, becomes Julie's model for breaking free of the past.

Vivid, romantic, and filled with Old Hollywood details, A Touch of Stardust will entrance, surprise, and delight.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: A Touch Of Stardust (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Kate Alcott
ISBN: 1-4104-7665-0 / 978-1-4104-7665-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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February 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: A Touch of Stardust: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Alcott
ISBN: 0-385-53904-5 / 978-0-385-53904-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: A Touch of Stardust
Author(s): Kate Alcott
ISBN: 0-8041-7198-X / 978-0-8041-7198-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: A Touch of Stardust: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Alcott
ISBN: 1-101-88942-X / 978-1-101-88942-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Touch of Stardust: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Alcott
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: A Touch of Stardust (An Unabridged Production)
Author(s): Kate Alcott
ISBN: 1-101-88944-6 / 978-1-101-88944-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape/Random House
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Touch of Stardust: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Alcott
Publisher: Anchor
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