Cobb Life

JUN 2019

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JUNE 2019 | COBB LIFE 53 n J U N E R E L E A S E S n CL career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture- perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of her chosen family and a new generation of misfits living at 28 Barbary Lane. N SHOW: GRAND HOTEL ABC June 17 Grand Hotel takes place at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. Charismatic San- tiago Mendoza owns the hotel, while his glamorous second wife, Gigi, and their adult children enjoy the spoils of success. The hotel's loyal staff round out a contemporary, fresh take on an upstairs/down- stairs story. Wealthy and beautiful guests bask in luxury, but scandals, escalating debt and explosive secrets hide beneath the picture-perfect exterior. N SHOW: REEF BREAK ABC June 20 Cat Chambers' less-than-perfect past as a thief gives her an instinctive gift for understanding crime and criminals, which comes in handy in her new role as fixer for the governor of a Pacific Island paradise. As she becomes enmeshed in fast-paced, high octane adventures and island intrigue, Cat's reappearance also makes waves for old friends, enemies and lov- ers — including an FBI agent ex-husband, her impris- oned crime boss and a police detective lover who is in over his head — and the lines between work and play become increasingly blurry. in a perfect "Dick and Jane" house, where their roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life. But the truth ends up looking different from what the girls imagined. N BOOK: CITY OF GIRLS By Elizabeth Gilbert June 4 In 1940, 19-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster fresh- man-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. When Vivian makes a personal mis- take that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Now 95 years old and tell- ing her story at last, Vivian recalls her life — and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. N BOOK: RECURSION By Blake Crouch June 11 Barry Sutton is investigating the devastating phenom- enon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome — a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. As Barry searches for the truth, he comes face to face with an opponent more terrifying than any disease — a force that attacks not just the mind, but the very fabric of the past. N BOOK: MRS. EVERYTHING By Jennifer Weiner June 11 Jo and Bethie Kaufman were born into a world full of promise. Growing up in 1950s Detroit, they live BOOKS

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