Round Midnight

Round Midnight

eBook - 2016
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Simon and Schuster
“If McBride is trying to prove—that if you change one life, you change the world—she succeeds magnificently.”—Booklist

From the author of the acclaimed novel We Are Called to Rise comes a “jewel of a novel” (BookPage) about four vivid and complicated women in Las Vegas whose lives become connected by secrets, courage, tragedies, and small acts of kindness.

Fun-loving and rebellious, twenty-one-year-old June Stein abandons the safe world of her New Jersey childhood for edgy 1950s Las Vegas. For the next 60 years, June will dare to live boldly. She will upend conventions, risk her heart and her life, rear a child, lose a child, love more than one man, and stand up for more than one woman.

June’s story will intertwine with those of three unlikely strangers: a one-time mail order bride from the Philippines, a high school music teacher, and a young mother from Mexico working as a hotel maid. Knit together around June’s explosive secret, they forge a future that none of them foresee.

This jubilant, compassionate novel explores the unexpected ways that life connects us, changes us, and even perfects us. A powerful story of lust and of hope, of redemption and of compassion, In the Midnight Room is a smart, sagacious novel about womanhood, family bonds, and how we live in America now.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Touchstone, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster,, 2016
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501157806
1501157809
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks

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WoodneathAngie
Sep 04, 2018

Four women's lives are connected (loosely) around a second-tier Las Vegas casino in McBride's latest novel. The novel powerfully explores various aspects of the female experience--as an immigrant, mother, daughter, lover, entrepreneur, though the novel strains a little too far to connect these disparate stories. I particularly enjoyed the novel's depiction of the evolution of Las Vegas.

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