Round Midnight

Round Midnight

Book - 2017
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From the author of We Are Called to Rise comes a novel about the interconnected lives of four women in Las Vegas, each of whom experiences a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub.

What is it about the Midnight Room?

In a choreographic tour de force, Laura McBride twirls four women through a Las Vegas nightclub, turning their separate lives into a suspenseful, intricate dance of mothers, daughters, wives, and lovers.

The One Who Falls in Love: June hires a charismatic black man to sing at her club, but her fast-paced lifestyle runs aground as racial tensions mount.

The One Who Gets Lucky: Honorata leaves the Philippines as a mail-order bride, then strikes it rich in the Midnight Room.

The One Whose Heart Is Broken: Engracia finds bad luck in the Midnight Room and becomes enmeshed in Honorata's secrets when she confronts a man with a gun.

The One Who Always Wondered: Coral struggles with her mysterious past until a desire to help Engracia steers her to the Midnight Room.

Wise and heartbreaking, jubilant and loving, 'Round Midnight is about the intensity and intimacy of four women's lives, lives that are connected by secrets, courage, tragedies, and small acts of kindness. This brilliantly conceived, passionately written novel will resonate long after you turn the final page.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.,, 2017
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501157783
9781501157790
Branch Call Number: FIC McBri 3565
Characteristics: 374 pages ;,24 cm

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WoodneathAngie
Sep 04, 2018

Four women's lives are connected (loosely) around a second-tier Las Vegas casino in McBride's latest novel. The novel powerfully explores various aspects of the female experience--as an immigrant, mother, daughter, lover, entrepreneur, though the novel strains a little too far to connect these disparate stories. I particularly enjoyed the novel's depiction of the evolution of Las Vegas.

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