The Actor and the Housewife
By Shannon Hale
(Bloomsbury USA, Hardcover, 9781596912885, 352pp.)
Publication Date: June 9, 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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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… 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.
Shannon Hale is the author of Austenland, Rapunzel’s Revenge (a graphic novel), and five young adult novels, including the Newbery Honor–winning, New York Times bestselling Princess Academy. She is at work on a sixth young adult novel and her second graphic novel, Calamity Jack. S he lives with her husband and two children in Salt L ake City.