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The Chelsea Girls

(2019)
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The bright lights of the theater district, the glamour and danger of 1950s New York, and the wild scene at the iconic Chelsea Hotel come together in a dazzling new novel about the 20-year friendship that will irrevocably change two women's lives - from the national best-selling author of The Dollhouse and The Address.

From the dramatic redbrick facade to the sweeping staircase dripping with art, the Chelsea Hotel has long been New York City's creative oasis for the many artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers, and poets who have called it home - a scene playwright Hazel Riley and actress Maxine Mead are determined to use to their advantage. Yet they soon discover that the greatest obstacle to putting up a show on Broadway has nothing to do with their art and everything to do with politics.

A Red scare is sweeping across America, and Senator Joseph McCarthy has started a witch hunt for Communists, with those in the entertainment industry in the crosshairs. As the pressure builds to name names, it is more than Hazel and Maxine's Broadway dreams that may suffer as they grapple with the terrible consequences, but also their livelihood, their friendship, and even their freedom.

Spanning from the 1940s to the 1960s, The Chelsea Girls deftly pulls back the curtain on the desperate political pressures of McCarthyism, the complicated bonds of female friendship, and the siren call of the uninhibited Chelsea Hotel.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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July 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Chelsea Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Fiona Davis
ISBN: 1-5247-4458-1 / 978-1-5247-4458-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Chelsea Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Fiona Davis
ISBN: 0-593-10424-2 / 978-0-593-10424-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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July 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Chelsea Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Fiona Davis
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July 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Chelsea Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Fiona Davis
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Title: The Chelsea Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Fiona Davis
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Chelsea Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Fiona Davis
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chelsea Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Fiona Davis
Publisher: Dutton
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