Saturday, May 08, 2010

Pg. 69: Diane Hammond's "Seeing Stars"

This weekend's feature at the Page 99 Test: Seeing Stars by Diane Hammond.

About the book, from the publisher:
Ruth Rabinowitz believes. She believes that her daughter, Bethany, is a terrific little actress, so they have come to Hollywood, where dreams come true. Ruth’s husband and Bethany’s father, who thinks their quest for stardom is delusional, has been left behind in Seattle.

Joining Bethany Rabinowitz in Hollywood’s often toxic waters are fellow child actors Quinn Reilly, who has been cast adrift by his family and excels only on Hollywood sets; beautiful Allison Addison, who is misled by her powerful need for love; and Laurel Buehl, who brings a desperate secret to LA that makes the stakes impossibly high. As talent managers, agents, coaches, directors, and teachers nurture—and feed on—their ambitions, stars will be made, hearts will be broken, children will grow up, and dreams will both be realized and die.
Read an excerpt from Seeing Stars, and learn more about the book and author at Diane Hammond's website.

The Page 99 Test: Seeing Stars.

--Marshal Zeringue