Philadelphia, 1947. È quell’ora della notte che precede l’alba, quando il silenzio avvolge le strade in una nebbia rosata. Mary Frances Gerety, giovane copywriter di una delle più note agenzie pubblicitarie americane, non ha dormito. Intorno a lei tazze di caffè, fogli appallottolati e pile di riviste. Manca poco alla consegna dello slogan per il loro cliente più importante, De Beers, il produttore di diamanti, e ancora non ha trovato niente che la soddisfi. Improvvisamente una frase le balena in testa, come un raggio di luce: «Un diamante è per sempre». Perché c’è solo un anello fatto per dare la felicità più assoluta, quella che dura per tutta la vita. E quell’anello è fatto di diamanti.
- ISBN: 881168465X
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 200
I had mixed feelings about this one. It was quite engaging at times, but two of the main characters - Kate, especially, and Delphine - really got on my nerves. Kate was so unbelievably smug and self-satisfied. I found her insufferable. One chapter in to her story, and I wanted to scream, "You don't
I have to say I'm surprised at all the high ratings for this novel. While the premise was interesting - following the career, at intervals, of the woman who wrote the famous DeBeers slogan, "A Diamond is Forever," as well as the relationships of fictional couples who did, or didn't, choose to marry
Despite the whimsical cover, THE ENGAGEMENTS is not a lighthearted (or light-headed!) novel. Now that I've read it, I see the irony in the cover art. Moreover, the novel contains a substantial chunk of dark moments and cultivated topics. It is an ensemble piece of five separate stories (four of them Leggi tutto
This is the type of novel that winds up getting unfairly characterized or dismissed as "women's fiction" or a "literary beach read." Five characters, separated in time, and apparently without connection (they have one, and you should be able to guess it) narrate this novel. In 1972, Evelyn is a well- Leggi tutto
Having read Sullivan's previous two novels, and not being thrilled with either of them, I was slightly perplexed by my desire to buy and read this one. But then I realized that context was important: I was about to go on a transatlantic trip and I knew I would need something light and entertaining f Leggi tutto
Another book that I loved. Really good, historical story about the woman who started the phrase "A Diamond is forever" for DeBeers back in the 1940's and also a story about one special engagement ring that went through 4 generations and the people that owned it. Would definitely recommend this. I lo Leggi tutto
Backstory! Backstory! This is packed with backstory, and juicy, detailed storylines, and strong female characters, and bordering-on-cheesy-yet-still-surprising links. We have 5 different plotlines: Frances, a single working girl at a large advertising firm, who is essentially engaged to her job. Her Leggi tutto
**Warning! Review contains spoilers!** My book club is reading this book, so even though I realized very early on that it wasn't really for me, I did finish it. I agree with many other reviewers: the writing itself was compelling and I will admit that the book is a bit of a page-turner. Although in t Leggi tutto
Engagements was the perfect diversion to my usual fare of murder and mayhem. This enjoyable blend of historical fiction culled several stories told in bits and pieces over a span of one hundred years.. The Diamond (Ring) is the thing that glues all these stories together. Marriage in all its splendo Leggi tutto
If you were curious about when and how the diamond engagement ring came into fashion, J. Courtney Sullivan's latest novel The Engagements will give you an idea. Life long bachelorette Frances Getty dreamed up the famous marketing line "Diamonds on Forever" in 1947, never knowing the impact it could
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