A PARADE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE YEAR
A NEW YORK POST BEST BOOK OF THE WEEK
In her first novel inspired by a true story, Jane Green re-imagines the life of troubled icon Talitha Getty in this transporting story from a forgotten chapter of the Swinging '60s
From afar Talitha's life seemed perfect. In her twenties, and already a famous model and actress, she moved from London to a palace in Marrakesh, with her husband Paul Getty, the famous oil heir. There she presided over a swirling ex-pat scene filled with music, art, free love and a counterculture taking root across the world.
When Claire arrives in London from her small town, she never expects to cross paths with a woman as magnetic as Talitha Getty. Yearning for the adventure and independence, she's swept off to Marrakesh, where the two become kindred spirits. But beneath Talitha's glamourous facade lurks a darkness few can understand. As their friendship blossoms and the two grow closer, 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