The Actor and the Housewife

The Actor and the Housewife

By Shannon Hale

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Hardcover, 9781596912885, 339pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2009

Description

A very different kind of fantasy from "New York Times "bestselling author Shannon Hale.
"What if you were to meet the number-one person on your laminated list you know, that list you joke about with your significant other about which five celebrities you'd be allowed to run off with if ever given the chance? And of course since it'll never happen it doesn't matter "
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""Mormon housewife Becky Jack is seven months pregnant with her fourth child when she meets celebrity hearththrob Felix Callahan. Twelve hours, one elevator ride, and one alcohol-free dinner later, something has happened though nothing has happened. It isn't sexual. It isn't even quite love. But a month later Felix shows up in Salt Lake City to visit and before they know what's hit them, Felix and Becky are best friends. Really. Becky's husband is pretty cool about it. H er children roll their eyes. Her neighbors gossip endlessly. But Felix and Becky have something special something unusual, something completely impossible to sustain. Or is it? A magical story, "The Actor and the Housewife "explores what could happen when your not-so-secret celebrity crush walks right into real life and changes everything.



About the Author
Shannon Hale ("Bouncing the Grinning Goat") began writing at age ten mostly fantasy stories where she was the heroine. She never stopped. She writes bestselling books for kids and adults and also writes graphic novels. Her book Princess Academy was named a Newbery Honor Book in 2006. Shannon lives with her family near Salt Lake City, Utah.