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DPL Book Club: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please note that this book was previously June’s selection, but has been delayed until the August meeting of the book club due to high demand across the county. We apologize for any inconvenience. 


August’s selection is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

A film adaptation of the novel is currently in production at Netflix.

As of May’s meeting, the book club will now meet at Dormont Public Library, 2950 West Liberty Ave. from 6:30 PM to 8 PM. There is no longer a beverage charge for the meeting. Adults 21 and over are welcome to BYOB.

Registration is requested; to register, please call 412-531-8754 or email dormont@dormontlibrary.org.

Copies of the book are available for request at Dormont Library. eBook and eAudio copies of the book are available through Libby.


August 16
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dormont Public Library
2950 W Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15216 United States
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