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Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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5.1 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore is the author of three other novels: New York Times bestseller Bittersweet; Set Me Free, which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, given annually for the best book of fiction by an American woman; and The Effects of Light. A recipient of the Crazyhorse Prize in Fiction, she lives and writes in Brooklyn.
"This one was the perfect book at the perfect time, a real page-turner. . . . Masterfully handled dual timelines transition back and forth seamlessly. There is a bit of a gothic mystery, multiple love stories and heartbreak, blackmail, murder and even some dirty politics."--Fredricksburg Free Lance-Star

"The glamour of old Hollywood and the haze of family secrets come to life in June."--BookPage

"A sweeping novel about small-town secrets and Hollywood drama."--PopSugar

"June, delivers deliciously satisfying suspense . . . packed with family secrets, illicit romance, loyal friends, endearing celebrities, and mysterious tragedies. From the opening line, you can't help but rubberneck your way through, craning to read one more page, sentence, word, before being forced to re-enter the real world again."--The Week

"[June] has everything: an opulent house in a quaint small town in the Midwest, a surprise inheritance, the possibility of a secret love child, Hollywood melodrama, betrayal, family conflict, and so much more. It is just the book to take the mind off quotidian troubles."--Sarah Weinman, The Crime Lady

"A crumbling family home, a shockingly large inheritance, a small-town mystery, and a high-wattage Hollywood star: June is atmospheric, ambitious, and filled with enough intrigue, betrayal, passion, and heartbreak to keep you reading all the way to the explosively satisfying end."--Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train

"A delicious and delightful tale about what happens when small-town secrets and family bonds collide with the intrigue and romance of Hollywood. Beverly-Whittemore draws a rich and detailed portrait of two parallel summers that will draw you in from the beginning and keep you guessing until the end."--J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of Maine and Commencement

"At turns lush and tender, harrowing and poignant, Miranda Beverly-Whittemore's June is historical fiction at its most masterful, and a love story rich in complication and heartbreak."--Megan Abbott, award-winning author of Dare Me and The Fever

"When Miranda Beverly-Whittemore crosses small-town Ohio with Hollywood glamour, both come alive, breaking stereotypes and zooming in on their flawed, complicated denizens. Brilliantly weaving past and present, June is elegant and suspenseful, but refreshingly raw and intimate. Read it! From page one you'll find yourself in the hands of a master storyteller."--Hilary Liftin, New York Times bestselling author of Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper

"A perfectly paced, compelling story of love, lust, and family secrets, June draws you into its gentle embrace, expertly waltzes you between present and past, mesmerizing until the very last page."--Amy Hatvany, author of Somewhere Out There

"The past is not all glossy nostalgia; Beverly-Whittemore illuminates the conflicts roiling under a smooth, socially acceptable surface... Fans of Hollywood, then and now, will find this dramatic story line appealing."--Library Journal

"Beverly-Whittemore offers up two interconnected tales of family secrets, 60 summers apart... the dual narratives are enjoyable both singly and in tandem as the novel explores the changing possibilities for women, the evolution of the Hollywood fame machine, and love's potential for genuine human transformation."--Publishers Weekly

"Hollywood meets small-town Ohio in 1955, starting reverberations that last for generations... Beverly-Whittemore has fashioned an appealing story of romance and suspense with a focus on love and legacy."--Booklist

"Love between a small-town girl and one of Hollywood's leading men leads to murder, blackmail, and secrets. Beverly-Whittemore returns with another charming page-turner, this time marrying old Hollywood elegance to Midwestern practicality . . . A lightly gothic tale of hearts broken and mended in small-town America."--Kirkus Reviews