by Herman Wouk
A starry-eyed young beauty, Marjorie Morgenstern is nineteen years old when she leaves New York to accept the job of her dreams-working in a summer-stock company for Noel Airman, its talented and intensely charismatic director. Released from the social constraints of her traditional Jewish family, and thrown into the glorious, colorful world of theater, Marjorie finds herself entangled in a powerful affair with the man destined to become the greatest-and the most destructive-love of her life.
Rich with humor and poignancy, Marjorie Morningstar is a classic love story, one that spans two continents and two decades in the life of its heroine. This unforgettable paean to youthful love and the bittersweet sorrow of a first heartbreak endures as one of Herman Wouk's most beloved creations.
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Average rating3.3 / 5
Starts out well. It's an interesting insight in the life of New York Jews during the depression. It's a bit wordy because the male protagonist is too full of himself and spouts lots of pop nonsence. The ending is a real downer. The book's message is dated.
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- Little, Brown and Company, January 2013
Little, Brown and Company
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