The Secret Life of Violet Grant

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The Secret Life of Violet Grant

By Beatriz Williams

Berkley Books, Paperback, 9780425274842, 528pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2015

New from the author of A Hundred Summers a story of love and intrigue that travels from Kennedy-era Manhattan to World War I Europe
A People StyleWatch Must Read Book
One of Reader's Digest's Top Summer Thrillers of the Year
Fresh from college, irrepressible Vivian Schuyler defies her wealthy Fifth Avenue family to work at cutthroat Metropolitan magazine. But this is 1964, and the editor dismisses her until a parcel lands on Vivian's Greenwich Village doorstep that starts a journey into the life of an aunt she never knew, who might give her just the story she's been waiting for.
In 1912, Violet Schuyler Grant moved to Europe to study physics, and made a disastrous marriage to a philandering fellow scientist. As the continent edges closer to the brink of war, a charismatic British army captain enters her life, drawing her into an audacious gamble that could lead to happiness or disaster.
Fifty years later, Violet's ultimate fate remains shrouded in mystery. But the more obsessively Vivian investigates her disappearing aunt, the more she realizes all they have in common and that Violet's secret life is about to collide with hers.

About the Author
Beatriz Williams lives with her husband and children in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Overseas and A Hundred Summers and also writes under the pseudonym Juliana Gray. Visit her online at,, and