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The Best of Everything

(1958)
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When Rona Jaffe's superb page-turner was first published in 1958, it changed contemporary fiction forever. Some readers were shocked, but millions more were electrified when they saw themselves reflected in its story of five young employees of a New York publishing company. Almost sixty years later, The Best of Everything remains touchingly--and sometimes hilariously--true to the personal and professional struggles women face in the city. There's Ivy League Caroline, who dreams of graduating from the typing pool to an editor's office; naïve country girl April, who within months of hitting town reinvents herself as the woman every man wants on his arm; and Gregg, the free-spirited actress with a secret yearning for domesticity. Jaffe follows their adventures with intelligence, sympathy, and prose as sharp as a paper cut.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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June 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: Best of Everything
Author(s): Rona Jaffe
ISBN: 0-89966-130-0 / 978-0-89966-130-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
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November 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Best of Everything (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Rona Jaffe
ISBN: 0-14-119631-9 / 978-0-14-119631-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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May 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Best of Everything
Author(s): Rona Jaffe
ISBN: 0-14-303529-0 / 978-0-14-303529-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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June 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: BEST OF EVERYTHING (Delta Diamond Library)
Author(s): Bdd
ISBN: 0-385-29468-9 / 978-0-385-29468-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delta
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April 1985 : UK Paperback

Title: Best of Everything (Coronet Books)
Author(s): Rona Jaffe
ISBN: 0-340-36921-3 / 978-0-340-36921-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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June 1976 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Best of Everything
Author(s): Rona Jaffe
ISBN: 0-380-00581-6 / 978-0-380-00581-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Best of Everything (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Rona Jaffe
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Best of Everything
Author(s): Rona Jaffe
Publisher: Penguin Books
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