WORD Presents Alison B. Hart

07/20/2022 - 7:00pm

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About the Book

Zanne Klein never planned to be a personal assistant to Hollywood royalty Ted and Holly Stabler. But a decade in at thirty-eight, that's exactly how she spends her days, earning six figures to make sure the movie mogul and his family have everything they could ever dream of and more.

However, today is no ordinary day at the Stabler estate. Tonight, everyone who's anyone will be there for the Hollywood event of the season, and if the party’s a success, that chief of staff job Zanne's been chasing may soon be hers. Which means she can buy a house, give her girlfriend the life she deserves, pay off her student loans.

Nothing's going to get in Zanne’s way—not disgruntled staff, not a nosy reporter, not even a runaway hostess. But when Ted’s former business partner, Phoebe Lee, unexpectedly shows up right before go time, Zanne suddenly has a catastrophe unfolding before her—one with explosive consequences. As the truth comes out and Zanne realizes how deeply entangled she's become in the Stablers' world, she must decide if the sacrifices she's made for the job are worth the moral price she has to pay.

Told over the course of a single day and from three fierce perspectives, The Work Wife is a richly observed novel about female ambition, complicity, privilege and what happens when the brightest of stars aren't allowed to shine.


About the Author

Alison B. Hart's writing has appeared in Joyland Magazine, Literary Hub, The Missouri Review, The Millions, The Offing, and The Florida Review. She is the co-founder of the long-running reading series at Pete's Candy Store and received her MFA from The New School. She grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in North Carolina with her family. The Work Wife is her first novel. Visit her website, alisonbhart.com, or find her on Twitter, @alisonbhart, and on Instagram, @alisonhart800.


In Conversation With

Marcy Dermansky is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Hurricane Girl, Very Nice, The Red Car, Bad Marie, and Twins. She has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and The Edward F. Albee Foundation. She lives with her daughter in Montclair, New Jersey.

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ISBN: 9781525899768
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Published: Graydon House - July 19th, 2022

"A bold and wholly satisfying novel about power, ambition, and the price women must often pay for their dreams." --Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of This Time Tomorrow

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