Claire grew up in a small town, far from the glitz and glamour of London. On the cusp of adulthood, she yearns for the adventure and independence of a counterculture taking root across the world.
When she's offered the chance to start anew in Morocco, in a palace where famous artists and musicians—even the Rolling Stones—have been known to visit, she seizes the chance. Arriving in Marrakesh, she's quickly swept up in a heady world of music, drugs and communal living. And Talitha Getty, socialite wife of a famous oil heir, seems to preside over the whole scene. As Claire is pulled into her orbit, the realities of Talitha's precarious existence set off a chain of dangerous events that could alter Claire's life forever.
"Sister Stardust is wonderful and big-hearted, expansive and page-turning. A joy to read."
—Laura Dave, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Thing He Told Me
“Sister Stardust is smart, sexy, and compulsively page-turning. Love, love, love.”
—Lauren Weisberger, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"What a gem—a treasure chest of a novel full of decadence, glamor, and the best kind of heartache. Like the reader, our narrator Claire is quickly swept into the intoxicating social circle of Paul and Talitha Getty, who are as sophisticated and dazzling as they are doomed. I felt like I too was in late-sixties London and Morocco, dabbling in drugs and illicit romance, rubbing elbows with the Rolling Stones and other luminaries. Jane Green's novel is a joy and a pleasure, and a wonderful reminder of why we read—Sister Stardust is as close as we can get to time travel."
—Emilie Sommer, East City Bookshop, Washington D.C.
"Jane Green's biopic of Talitha Getty is knock your socks off fiction. This coming of age story set among the decadent rock & roll era of the 1960's, and the glamorous but ill fated characters of the time, will sweep readers away to another time and place. Hop on this 'Marrakesh Express' and immerse yourself in a delight for the senses."
—Pamela Klinger-Horn, Valley Bookseller, Stillwater, MN