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A Very Good Life

A Dana McGarry Novel

Lynn Steward


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Paperback (3/8/2014)


Although Lynn Steward's debut novel, A Very Good Life, takes place in 1970s New York City, the emotional story transcends any period. Dana McGarry is an "it" girl, living a privileged lifestyle of a well-heeled junior executive at B. Altman, a high end department store. With a storybook husband and a fairy tale life, change comes swiftly and unexpectedly. Cracks begin to appear in the perfect facade. Challenged at work by unethical demands, and the growing awareness that her relationship with her distant husband is strained, Dana must deal with the unwanted changes in her life. Can she find her place in the new world where women can have a voice, or will she allow herself to be manipulated into doing things that go against her growing self-confidence?........ A Very Good Life chronicles the perils and rewards of Dana's journey, alongside some of the most legendary women of the twentieth century. From parties at Cafe des Artistes to the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony, from meetings with business icons like Estee Lauder to cocktail receptions with celebrity guests like legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland. Steward's intimate knowledge of the period creates the perfect backdrop for this relatable story about a woman's quest for self-fulfillment....... A Very Good Life ranked #1 on Amazon's list of 100 Top Free eBooks in Literary and Fiction...... "Steward highlights nuances of 70s life in New York City that are rarely featured in books or in films set in that decade. It is a New York story told in New York style."- - Ask a New Yorker.

Lynn Steward Publishing, 9780991500758, 290pp.

Publication Date: March 8, 2014