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'Round Midnight

(2017)
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From the author of We Are Called to Rise comes a novel about the interconnected lives of four women in Las Vegas, each of whom experiences a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub.

Spanning the six decades when Las Vegas grew from a dusty gambling town into the melting-pot metropolis it is today, 'Round Midnight is the story of four women - one who falls in love, one who gets lucky, one whose heart is broken, and one who chooses happiness - whose lives change at the Midnight Room.

June Stein and her husband open the El Capitan casino in the 1950s and rocket to success after hiring a charismatic black singer to anchor their nightclub. Their fast-paced lifestyle runs aground as racial tensions mount.

Honorata leaves the Philippines as a mail order bride to a Chicago businessman, then hits a jackpot at the Midnight Room when he takes her on a weekend trip to Las Vegas.

Engracia, a Mexican immigrant whose lucky find at the Midnight Room leads to heartbreak, becomes enmeshed in Honorata's secret when she opens her employer's door to that Chicago businessman - and his gun.

And then there is Coral, an African American teacher who struggles with her own mysterious past. A favor for Honorata takes her to the Midnight Room, where she hits a jackpot of another kind.

Mining the rich territory of motherhood and community, 'Round Midnight is a story that mirrors the social transformation of our nation. Full of passion, heartbreak, heroism, longing, and suspense, it honors the reality of women's lives.

Genre: General Fiction    

Praise for this book

"A haunting tale of love, loss, and the power to endure...Laura McBride is a stunning storyteller." - Patry Francis

"Round Midnight is a passionate, gripping and beautifully written novel." - Margot Livesey

"I'm not one to pull out the term Great American Novel, but Laura McBride's sublime ROUND MIDNIGHT demands nothing less. Gorgeous, engrossing, moving, and at times wickedly funny, this brilliant novel pulled me in and didn't let me go until the shattering final sentence. This is the novel you need to read right now." - Joanna Rakoff


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Hardback Editions

August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: 'Round Midnight (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Laura McBride
ISBN: 1-4328-4172-6 / 978-1-4328-4172-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: 'Round Midnight: A Novel
Author(s): Laura McBride
ISBN: 1-5011-5778-7 / 978-1-5011-5778-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : USA Paperback

Title: In the Midnight Room: A Novel
Author(s): Laura McBride
ISBN: 1-5011-5779-5 / 978-1-5011-5779-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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Audio Editions

May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: 'Round Midnight
Author(s): Laura McBride
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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May 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: 'Round Midnight
Author(s): Laura McBride
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: 'Round Midnight
Author(s): Laura McBride
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: 'Round Midnight: A Novel
Author(s): Laura McBride
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: 'Round Midnight: A Novel
Author(s): Laura McBride
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon UK