Best of Everything, The

Rona Jaffe
When it first published in 1958, Rona Jaffe's debut novel electrified readers who saw themselves reflected in its story of five young employees of a New York publishing company. There's Ivy League Caroline, who dreams of graduating from the typing pool to an editor's office; naive country girl April, who within months of hitting town reinvents herself as the woman every man wants on his arm; and, Gregg, the free-spirited actress with a secret yearning for domesticity. Now a classic, and as page-turning as when it first came out, "The Best of Everything" portrays their lives and passions with intelligence, affection, and prose as sharp as a paper cut.


Reviewed: 2021-03-15
3 stars, but leaning towards a 2. If I reviewed the first half of this book only it would have been a solid 2 stars, but things got a bit better by the end. Not great overall though. Much prefer something like The Group.
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