Monday, May 31, 2021

Five top fiction titles about Hollywood

Katherine St. John is a native of Mississippi and a graduate of the University of Southern California who spent over a decade in the film industry as an actress, screenwriter, and director before turning to penning novels. When she's not writing, she can be found hiking or on the beach with a good book. St. John currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.

She is the author of The Lion's Den and The Siren.

[Q&A with Katherine St. John]

At Lit Hub St. John tagged five of her top fiction reads about Hollywood, including:
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Taylor Jenkins Reid has an ability to personalize characters in such a way that you feel like you really know them, and she brings Evelyn Hugo alive so specifically that you may forget you’re reading about a fictional character. Falling somewhere on the spectrum between Elizabeth Taylor and Greta Garbo, Evelyn Hugo is a deeply flawed yet incredibly brave classic movie star with a glamorous past that is not as envious as it seems. The premise of the book is that Evelyn is finally ready to tell the truth about her flamboyant life, and tale she spins for the young journalist she plucks from obscurity is both captivating and tragic.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue