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The Great Pretenders

(2019)
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The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Roxanne Granville is used to getting what she wants - even if she has to break the rules. But after a falling-out with her grandfather, a powerful movie mogul, she has to face life on her own for the first time....

Roxanne forges a career unique for women in the 1950s, becoming an agent for hungry young screenwriters. She struggles to be taken seriously by the men who rule Hollywood and who often assume that sexual favors are just a part of doing business. When she sells a script by a blacklisted writer under the name of a willing front man, more exiled writers seek her help. Roxanne wades into a world murky with duplicity and deception, and she can't afford any more risks.

Then she meets Terrence Dexter, a compelling African-American journalist unlike anyone she's ever known. Roxanne again breaks the rules and is quickly swept up in a passionate relationship with very real dangers that could destroy everything she's carefully built.

Roxanne Granville is a woman who bravely defies convention. She won't let men make all the rules and won't let skin color determine whom she can love.

The Great Pretenders is a riveting, emotional novel that resonates in today's world and reminds us that some things are worth fighting for.

Genre: Historical

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July 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Great Pretenders (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Laura Kalpakian
ISBN: 1-4328-6684-2 / 978-1-4328-6684-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Great Pretenders
Author(s): Laura Kalpakian
ISBN: 1-101-99018-X / 978-1-101-99018-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Great Pretenders
Author(s): Laura Kalpakian
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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April 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Great Pretenders
Author(s): Laura Kalpakian
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Great Pretenders
Author(s): Laura Kalpakian
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Great Pretenders
Author(s): Laura Kalpakian
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Great Pretenders
Author(s): Laura Kalpakian
Publisher: Berkley
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