When Carrie Bradshaw started reading Love Letters of Great Men in the first Sex and the City movie, everyone (including me) wanted a copy. Originally created as a prop, disappointed fans did not have to wait long for the anthology to (magically) line booksellers’ shelves. I have a copy and have probably opened it a half dozen times. If a movie would do that, it’s no wonder than that a TV show would eventually follow suit.
In the fourth season of Younger, the publisher’s ex-wife comes to Empirical Press with an autobiographical novel about a woman who runs away from her husband and children to find herself. Knowing that the book would cause a scandal if published anywhere else, they decide to publish it and the love triangle between Liza, Charles and Pauline (Charles’ ex) emerges. Both the upcoming book AND the love triangle become the prominent storyline for the remainder of season 4/spilling into season 5.
Exactly two weeks ago Season 5 of Younger premiered. And to coincide with the new season, Simon & Schuster published a real-life version of Marriage Vacation on the very same day. (Side note: Younger is actually based on a 2005 book of the same name by Pamela Redmond Satran that S&S also published.) And if you were wondering what all the hype was about with page 58, now it your chance to read it!
Set as a standalone novel, Marriage Vacation follows Kate Carmichael as she flies halfway across the world, leaving her family behind to clear her head and reconnect with the person she used to be. At times both humorous and thought provoking, this is the perfect novel for the summer (even if you’ve never watched the show)!