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One Fifth Avenue

Candace Bushnell

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

* In her wonderfully witty fifth novel, bestselling author Candace Bushnell tells the stories of five women living in Manhattan's swankiest apartment building

One Fifth Avenue, the Art Deco beauty towering over Manhattan s hippest neighbourhood, is a one-of-a-kind address, the sort of building you have to earn your way into - one way or another.
For the women in Candace Bushnell s stellar new novel, One Fifth Avenue is at the heart of the lives they ve carefully established, or hope to establish. There is Schiffer Diamond, a forty-something actress busily proving that women of style are truly ageless. There is spoiled, self-assured Lola, who is determined to launch herself into society and the arms of the right man by clawing a way into the building. Annalisa is the wife of a hedge fund manager and reluctant socialite, while bitter Mindy is married to an under-published writer and has been the family breadwinner for too long. And then there is Enid, the glamorous grande dame and gossip columnist, who has lived at One Fifth Avenue for decades, and sees everything there is to see from her penthouse view...

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Praise for One Fifth Avenue

  • In her fifth book about ambitious, covetous, pampered New Yorkers, Candace Bushnell laments the decline of art, the bitchiness of gossip and the crass commercialisation of publishing. - Sydney Morning Herald

  • Bushnell on the page is a far darker, more interesting creature than Bushnell on the screen It has an actual Weltanschauung-it gets at the deep truth of shallow people. - TIME magazine

  • Bushnell s fifth novel is a sexy and stylish romp, which won t disappoint diehard fans - Marie Claire

  • a tale befitting over the-top NY with greed, glamour, sexual favours and even death. A great escapist read.' - Herald Sun

  • Bushnell explores all her favourite New York topics, with a bit of sexual tension on the way - Sunday Mail

  • Candace Bushnell has again managed to do what she does so well: entertain readers with fun, luxurious and titillating tales of New York society What is great about Bushnell's writing, and what makes this book work, is that readers can become immersed in New York's drama, glitz and glamour, while staying wise to the city's underbelly, from the ridiculous and superfluous greed of new money to the increasingly shallow and shortlived phenomenon of celebrity, and the evergrowing societal influence of the internet. - Newcastle Herald

  • One Fifth Avenue is Melrose Place for a select medley of Manhattan mavens. - Vogue magazine

  • Truly, the creative mind behind a woman like Carrie Bradshaw can do no wrong - Shop til You Drop

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Candace Bushnell

Candace Bushnell is the creator of SEX AND THE CITY and has been described by the EVENING STANDARD as a 'genius'. The OBSERVER compared her to Nancy Mitford and the SUNDAY TELEGRAPH to 'Jane Austen with a Martini.'

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