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Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life - but she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again. Also in the picture are David's hilariously high-strung sister, Sally, on the prowl for a successful husband, and Jeremy, the sportscaster savant who falls into her trap.

Read by Penny Rawlins.

©2014 Maria Semple (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

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Funny, heartwarming and observant

Loved this book. Beautifully read. Loved the characterisation and acute observations about each one’s lives, New York and LA. Totally absorbing.