Do Tell

Lindsay Lynch

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Do Tell by Lynch, Lindsay
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Regular price Sale price $28.00
A scintillating debut novel that brings the golden age of Hollywood to glittering life, from star-studded opening nights to backlot brawls, on-location Westerns to the Hollywood Canteen. Through character actress turned gossip columnist Edie O'Dare's eyes, Lindsay Lynch draws back the curtain on classic Hollywood's secrets.

"Glamorous, tawdry, and human. A rich portrait of the lives of early Hollywood's beautiful puppets and those holding their strings." -Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of This Time Tomorrow - "Do Tell illuminates issues of fame and notoriety as relevant now as they were almost a century ago." -Geraldine Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of Horse

As character actress Edie O'Dare finishes the final year of her contract with FWM Studios, the clock is ticking for her to find a new gig after an undistinguished stint in the pictures. She's long supplemented her income moonlighting for Hollywood's reigning gossip columnist, providing her with the salacious details of every party and premiere. When an up-and-coming starlet hands her a letter alleging an assault from an A-list actor at a party with Edie and the rest of the industry's biggest names in attendance, Edie helps get the story into print and sets off a chain of events that will alter the trajectories of everyone involved.

Now on a new side of the entertainment business, Edie's second act career grants her more control on the page than she ever commanded in front of the camera. But Edie quickly learns that publishing the secrets of those former colleagues she considers friends has repercussions. And when she finds herself in the middle of the trial of the decade, Edie is forced to make an impossible choice with the potential to ruin more than one life. Full of sharp observation and crackling wit, debut novelist Lindsay Lynch maps the intricate networks of power that manufacture the magic of the movies and interrogates who actually gets to tell women's stories.

Publisher: Doubleday Books
Published: 07/11/2023
Pages: 352
Weight: 1.35lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.20w x 1.60d
ISBN: 9780385549370


Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 08/18/2023 pg. 7
Kirkus Reviews 05/15/2023
Publishers Weekly 05/29/2023
Booklist 06/01/2023 pg. 40
Shelf Awareness 07/14/2023

About the Author
LINDSAY LYNCH is a writer from Washington, DC. A longtime indie bookseller, she currently lives in Nashville, TN, where she works as a book buyer for Parnassus Books. Her work has appeared in The Adroit Journal, The Rumpus, Electric Lit, The Atlantic, The Offing and Lit Hub, among other places. She has been a participant in the Tin House Summer Work­shop and the Napa Valley Writers' Conference. She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Wyoming. Do Tell is her debut novel.