Sister Stardust

By Jane Green,

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*NATIONAL BESTSELLER*

A PARADE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE YEAR
A NEW YORK POST BEST BOOK OF THE WEEK

In her first novel inspired by a true story, Jane Green re-imagines the life of troubled icon Talitha Getty in this transporting story from a forgotten chapter of the Swinging '60s…

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2 authors picked Sister Stardust as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Jane Green is an icon in every sense, and this is my absolute favorite of her many bestselling books. I love stories with a strong sense of place, stories that transport me. This book does just that, whisking the reader to a forgotten scene from the Swinging 60s, an ex-pat community in Marrakesh once frequented in real life by the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Yves Saint Laurent, and other luminaries of the era.

The narrator is an outsider who falls under the spell of Talitha Getty, a magnetic actress and model who presides over the whole swirling scene. This novel…

In this novel that takes place in the 1960s, Talitha Getty, the young wife of Paul Getty, a famous oil heir, had a dream existence from an outsider's perspective.

She was a known model and actress in her twenties and lived in a palace in Marrakesh with her husband. Life was lavish and had no bounds.

It is through the eyes of newcomer Claire, who instantly hits it off with Talitha, that we realize there is darkness beneath the alluring veneer. As the two women continue to grow closer, the precarious realities of Talitha's life threaten to alter Claire.

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