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One Sunday morning four women at a bridge party in the elegant Gramercy Park Hotel see a beautiful young woman whom they all know leaving a nearby hotel with a man who is not her husband. The sight of twenty-year-old Lizzie Carswell with Billy Holmes is shocking and potentially ruinous. And though the ladies do not know the whole story -- and despite their mutual promise to keep what they've seen to themselves -- it is only a matter of time before one of them talks . . . with heartbreaking consequences for them all.
In One Sunday Morning, author Amy Ephron brilliantly navigates the social contradictions of Jazz Age New York society and brings a remarkable time and place to glorious life with a riveting drama of gossip, indiscretion, secrets, and betrayal.
Amy Ephron is the bestselling author of the acclaimed novels One Sunday Morning and A Cup of Tea. Her magazine pieces and essays have appeared in Vogue; Saveur; House Beautiful; the National Lampoon; the Los Angeles Times; the Huffington Post; Defamer; her own online magazine, One for the Table; and various other print and online publications. She recently directed a short film, Chloe@3AM, which was featured at the American Cinematheques Focus on Female Directors Short Film Showcase in January 2011. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alan Rader, and any of their five children who happen to drop in.
“Ephron maintains the suspense through this evocative, smartly paced novel of romantic intrigue.”
“Ephron writes beautifully . . . a Jazz Age take on Sex and the City.”
“Ephron has written another historical novel destined to please her fans. . . . it will entertain you.”
“A jewel of a book.”
“Amy Ephron is our Edith Wharton. . . . [she] is a master storyteller”
“An exquisite, Edith Wharton-esque novel”
-Newhouse News Service
“Book clubs will treasure the precisely rendered atmosphere in this jewel of a novel.”
-Chattanooga Times Free Press
“An elegant fable . . . a charming package, a smooth blend of period romance and contemporary wisdom.”