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7 Favorite Reads from an Author Who Wears Prada

Lauren Weisberger is the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada, which was published in forty languages and made into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Weisberger’s four other novels, Everyone Worth Knowing, Chasing Harry Winston, Last Night at Chateau Marmont, and Revenge Wears Prada, were all top ten New York Times bestsellers. Her books have sold more than thirteen million copies worldwide. A graduate of Cornell University, she lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children. Visit laurenweisberger.com to learn more.

Lauren Weisberger is the bestselling author of the classic dishy novel THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, which details the cutthroat world of fashion magazines. With her new novel, THE SINGLES GAME, hot off the presses, Off the Shelf was lucky enough to get an inside look at the eclectic mix of books displayed on Weisberger’s bookshelf.

 


Those Who Save Us
by Jenna Blum

For fifty years, Trudy’s mother has refused to talk about her life in Germany during World War II. Now a professor of German history, Trudy finally unearths the dramatic and heartbreaking truth of her mother’s life. This profound page-turner combines a passionate, doomed love story and a touching mother-daughter drama.

Those Who Save Us
Jenna Blum

For fifty years, Trudy’s mother has refused to talk about her life in Germany during World War II. Now a professor of German history, Trudy finally unearths the dramatic and heartbreaking truth of her mother’s life. This profound page-turner combines a passionate, doomed love story and a touching mother-daughter drama.

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7 Favorite Reads from an Author Who Wears Prada

By Lauren Weisberger | July 19, 2016

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Marjorie Morningstar
by Herman Wouk

When Marjorie leaves New York at 19 for the job of her dreams, she finds herself entangled in a powerful affair with the man destined to become the greatest—and the most destructive—love of her life. MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR is a classic love story rich with humor.

Marjorie Morningstar
Herman Wouk

When Marjorie leaves New York at 19 for the job of her dreams, she finds herself entangled in a powerful affair with the man destined to become the greatest—and the most destructive—love of her life. MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR is a classic love story rich with humor.

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7 Favorite Reads from an Author Who Wears Prada

By Lauren Weisberger | July 19, 2016

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Alive
by Piers Paul Read

On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes—only 16 of 45 made it off the mountain alive. This is the story of the ten excruciating weeks they suffered and one of the most astonishing true adventures of the twentieth century.

Alive
Piers Paul Read

On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes—only 16 of 45 made it off the mountain alive. This is the story of the ten excruciating weeks they suffered and one of the most astonishing true adventures of the twentieth century.

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7 Favorite Reads from an Author Who Wears Prada

By Lauren Weisberger | July 19, 2016

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Nicholas and Alexandra
by Robert K. Massie
In NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA, Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer Robert Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia. Set against a lavish backdrop of luxury and intrigue, it tells the story of a doomed empire and the death-marked royals who watched it crumble.
Nicholas and Alexandra
Robert K. Massie

In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs’ lives: Nicholas’s political naïveté, Alexandra’s obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis’s brave struggle with hemophilia. Against a lavish backdrop of luxury and intrigue, Massie unfolds a powerful drama of passion and history—the story of a doomed empire and the death-marked royals who watched it crumble.

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I Am Forbidden
by Anouk Markovits

Sweeping from the Central European countryside just before World War II to Paris to contemporary Williamsburg, I AM FORBIDDEN brings to life four generations of one Satmar Jewish family. This extraordinary novel explores what happens when unwavering love, unyielding law, and centuries of tradition collide.

I Am Forbidden
Anouk Markovits

Sweeping from the Central European countryside just before World War II to Paris to contemporary Williamsburg, I AM FORBIDDEN brings to life four generations of one Satmar Jewish family. This extraordinary novel explores what happens when unwavering love, unyielding law, and centuries of tradition collide.

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7 Favorite Reads from an Author Who Wears Prada

By Lauren Weisberger | July 19, 2016

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Americanah
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu departs military-ruled Nigeria for America, where she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Fearless, gripping, darkly funny, and tender, AMERICANAH is a richly told story spanning three continents.
Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This powerful story of race and gender is centered on Ifemelu, a brilliant and self-assured young woman who departs military-ruled Nigeria for an American university where, for the first time, she is forced to grapple with her identity as a black woman. Ifemelu faces difficult choices and challenges, suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, and eventually achieves success as the writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America. Fearless and gripping, Americanah is a richly told story set in today’s globalized world.

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By Taylor Noel | April 16, 2018

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By Nicole Blades | November 17, 2017

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By Julianna Haubner | March 2, 2017

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By Erica Nelson | November 24, 2016

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You Should Have Known
by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Grace is a writer who calls upon women to pay attention to their first impressions of men in her forthcoming book “You Should Have Known.” When a violent death occurs and her husband goes missing, Grace's life is turned upside down.

You Should Have Known
Jean Hanff Korelitz

Grace is a writer who calls upon women to pay attention to their first impressions of men in her forthcoming book “You Should Have Known.” When a violent death occurs and her husband goes missing, Grace's life is turned upside down.

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