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The magnificent Esme Wells

Adrienne Sharp

The magnificent Esme Wells

a novel

by Adrienne Sharp

  • 72 Want to read
  • 37 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Parent and child,
  • Motion picture actors and actresses,
  • Gangsters,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAdrienne Sharp
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3569.H3432 M34 2018
    The Physical Object
    Pagination334 pages
    Number of Pages334
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26953748M
    ISBN 100062684833
    ISBN 109780062684837
    OCLC/WorldCa993697179

    Sharp applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, The Magnificent Esme Wells, and reported the following: When Bugsy Siegel’s Flamingo Club was closed down by order of the mob in early because it was hemorrhaging money, Meyer Lansky himself came out to Las Vegas to find out what the hell was going on. Get this from a library! The magnificent Esme Wells: a novel. [Adrienne Sharp] -- The irrepressible daughter of a two-bit gangster and a movie showgirl comes of age in golden-era Hollywood and a nascent Las Vegas before her beauty captures the attentions of one of the Strip's most.

    Apr 20,  · The Magnificent Esme Wells is set in s Las Vegas before the the Strip existed. The novel is about Esme Wells, a girl knows Bugsy Siegel, dances onstage when she's 15, and headlines when she's Entertaining reading about the when west was still wild.3/5. Review of The Magnificent Esme Wells by Adrienne Sharp. I feel that I should preface this review with a full disclosure that I have a great amount of love and nostalgia for Las Vegas.I first traveled there with my mom for my 21st birthday many years ago (over two decades, gah) and going once or twice a year thereafter for at least ten years.

    Listen to Magnificent Esme Wells: A Novel audiobook by Adrienne Sharp. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Bestsellers Author: Adrienne Sharp. The Magnificent Esme Wells was one of the first books executive editor Sara Nelson bought when she came to HarperCollins in July Nelson, too, was seduced by the opening: “ I fell in love.


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Apr 10,  · Narrated by the twenty-year-old Esme, The Magnificent Esme Wells moves between pre–WWII Hollywood and postwar Las Vegas—a golden age when Jewish gangsters and movie moguls were often indistinguishable in looks and behavior. Esme’s voice—sharp, observant, and with a quiet, mordant wit—chronicles the rise and fall and further fall of.

The Magnificent Esme Wells is a twisted take on the American dream, laying bare Esme's struggle to achieve her dream without losing her innocence along the way. Written in a straightforward, earnest style this novel for adults will also be accessible to teen audiences. Esme is street-smart and tough but vulnerable a memorable character in an unforgettable era.

Louisa Ermelino. Violent and voluptuous; heartbreaking and profound, The Magnificent Esme Wells is about the losses we endure, and the love we keep betting on, despite the odds. Truly, a showstopper.4/5(1). The glamour of pre–WWII Hollywood and the glitz of postwar Las Vegas are the playgrounds of young Esme Wells and her dreamer parents—her small-time crook and unlucky bookie father, and her.

In what ways is such a paradoxical image apt for Las Vegas. For Esme. For life. What might the future hold for Esme Wells. Unless otherwise stated, this discussion guide is reprinted with the permission of Harper. Any page references refer to a USA edition of the book, usually the trade paperback version, and may vary in other editions.

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Narrated by the twenty-year-old Esme, The Magnificent Esme Wells moves between pre–WWII Hollywood and postwar Las Vegas—a golden age when Jewish gangsters and movie moguls were often indistinguishable in looks and behavior. Esme’s voice—sharp, observant, and with a quiet, mordant wit—chronicles the rise and fall and further fall of.

INTERVIEW WITH ADRIENNE SHARP. Performance is power. Esme, the showgirl protagonist of Adrienne Sharp’s newest novel, The Magnificent Esme Wells, thrives by following this simplicityhsd.com does the city that makes her career, lates Las Vegas, on Author: Adrienne Sharp.

The Magnificent Esme Wells by Adrienne Sharp transports readers to Hollywood and Las Vegas in the s and ’40s, where an irrepressible, self-reliant girl named Esme grows up surrounded by the imperfect and unfulfilled dreams of her parents.

It’s a vivid and heartbreaking story inspired by the author’s own family history, and here, Sharp. Apr 11,  · In The Magnificent Esme Wells, the undeniably magnificent something Esme takes readers through two storylines: one in s Los Angeles, in which Esme follows her father to a fledgling Vegas; the other on the Strip in the s, when Esme begins to make it big as a showgirl.

As the daughter of a wannabe gangster father and a dreaming-of-her. Esme Silver has always taken care of her charming ne’er-do-well father, Ike Silver, a small-time crook with dreams of making it big with Bugsy Siegel.

In awe of her mother, Dina Wells, Esme is more than happy to be the foil who gets the beautiful Dina into meetings and screen tests with some of Hollywood’s greats.

When Ike gets an opportunity to move to Vegas and, in what could at last. “Consider it your good luck to join Esme Wells as she comes of age with the glamour, gangsters, and big dreams of Hollywood and Las Vegas of the 30s and 40s.

Like its narrator, this novel is magnificent.” — Ann Hood, author of The Book That Matters Most and The. Mar 02,  · New from Harper: The Magnificent Esme Wells: A Novel by Adrienne Sharp. About the book, from the publisher:From the nationally bestselling author of The True Memoirs of Little K, a deeply felt and historically detailed novel of family, loss, and love, told by an irrepressible young girl—the daughter of a two-bit gangster and a movie showgirl—growing up in golden-age Hollywood and Las.

In The Magnificent Esme Wells, author Adrienne Sharp introduces readers to the always resourceful daughter of a Hollywood starlet and an aspiring gangster. It’s a lushly atmospheric novel that moves back and forth between s Hollywood and s Vegas as it recounts the story of Esme’s journey to make something of herself in a world that is far from ready for a woman with the brains and.

Narrated by the twenty-year-old Esme, The Magnificent Esme Wells moves between pre–WWII Hollywood and postwar Las Vegas—a golden age when Jewish gangsters and movie moguls were often indistinguishable in looks and behavior.

The Magnificent Esme Wells A Novel (Book): Sharp, Adrienne: The irrepressible daughter of a two-bit gangster and a movie showgirl comes of age in golden-era Hollywood and a nascent Las Vegas before her beauty captures the attentions of one of the Strip's most powerful men."Set in golden age Hollywood and the burgeoning days of Las Vegas, The Magnificent Esme Wells is a dazzling, bittersweet.

Get this from a library. The magnificent Esme Wells. [Adrienne Sharp] -- "Set in golden age Hollywood and the burgeoning days of Las Vegas, The Magnificent Esme Wells is a dazzling, bittersweet story of family, love, and deception.

We follow Esme--the irrepressible. “Consider it your good luck to join Esme Wells as she comes of age with the glamour, gangsters, and big dreams of Hollywood and Las Vegas of the 30s and 40s.

Like its narrator, this novel is magnificent.” - Ann Hood, author of The Book That Matters Most and The Knitting Circle “Adrienne Sharp sure can WRITE!Apr 01,  · The Magnificent Esme Wells audiobook, by Adrienne Sharp From the nationally bestselling author of The True Memoirs of Little K, a deeply felt and historically detailed novel of family, loss, and love, told by an irrepressible young girl—the daughter of a two-bit gangster and a movie showgirl—growing up in golden-age Hollywood and Las Vegas Price: $“Violent and voluptuous, heartbreaking and profound, The Magnificent Esme Wells is about the losses we endure, and the love we keep betting on, despite the odds.

Truly, a showstopper.” — Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of YouBrand: Harperaudio, Harpercollins.