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You Or Someone Like You

You Or Someone Like You

(2009)
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Anne Rosenbaum leads a life of quiet Los Angeles privilege, the wife of Hollywood executive Howard Rosenbaum and mother of their seventeen-year-old son, Sam. Years ago Anne and Howard met studying litera-ture at Columbia - she, the daughter of a British diplo-mat from London, he a boy from an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn. Now on sleek blue California evenings, Anne attends halogen-lit movie premieres on the arm of her powerful husband. But her private life is lived in the world of her garden, reading books.

When one of Howard's friends, the head of a studio, asks Anne to make a reading list, she casually agrees - though, as a director reminds her, "no one reads in Hollywood." To her surprise, they begin calling: screen-writers; producers, from their bungalows; and agents, from their plush offices on Wilshire and Beverly. Soon Anne finds herself leading an exclusive book club for the industry elite. Emerging gradually from her seclu-sion, she guides her readers into the ideas and beauties of Donne, Yeats, Auden, and Mamet, with her brilliant and increasingly bold opinions. But when a crisis of identity unexpectedly turns an anguished Howard back toward the Orthodoxy he left behind as a young man, Anne must set out to save what she values above all else: her husband's love.

At once fiercely intelligent and emotionally grip-ping, You or Someone Like You confronts the fault lines between inherited faith and personal creed, and, through the surprising transformation of one exceptional, unfor-gettable woman, illuminates literature's power to change our lives.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: You or Someone Like You
Author(s): Chandler Burr
ISBN: 0-06-171565-4 / 978-0-06-171565-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

June 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: You or Someone Like You: A Novel
Author(s): Chandler Burr
ISBN: 0-06-171567-0 / 978-0-06-171567-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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June 2009 : USA Perfect Paperback
Title: You or Someone Like You
Author(s): Chandler Burr
ISBN: 0-06-182962-5 / 978-0-06-182962-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco Press
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Kindle Editions

June 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: You or Someone Like You: A Novel
Author(s): Chandler Burr
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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