It's 1986 and eighteen-year-old Evie dreams of being an actress. Leaving her hometown of Eden, Ohio, for the first time, she's heading to London to study drama. Together with fellow students Imogene (a born-again Laura Ashley poster child and frustrated virgin) and Robbie (a native New Yorker, budding bohemian, and very much not a virgin), Evie's flun
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It seemed pages of totally different and sometimes unconnected events put on the same page without real intention they are lead ...more
The guardian refers to Innocence as ‘A wonderful tale of lust, love, life and redemption.‘
I enjoy romantic novels that keep me on the edge, Tessaro style is ultra smart and very edgy.
Narration is organized on a double level: it’s 1987 when Evie Garlick leaves her home in Ame ...more
This novel had an intricate time table, jumping between past and present from chapter to chapter. Even when you discovered a new secret from Evie's life, Tessaro was able to keep you hanging on until something new was discovered.
A delightful book about how the people in our lives really affect how we live as well ...more
Evie seems to be such a non-interesting character, it’s amazing that the whole book is based around her. She’s a shy little country girl in a foreign city, but then being an actress just doesn’t seem to suit her personality at all. The friend, ...more
"Some dreams never die.
It's 1986 and eighteen-year-old Evie dreams of being an actress. Leaving her hometown of Eden, Ohio, for the first time, she's heading to London to study drama. Together with fellow students Imogene (a born-again Laura Ashley poster child and frustrated virgin) and Robbie (a native New Yorker, budding bohemian, and very much not a virgin), Evie's flung into a thrilling new worlda world illuminated by the glamorous, outrageous Robbie. Together, anything's possible.
Innocence is a book about a woman called Evie Garlick (and yes, I had to keep calling her Garlic just because, you know, it was funny) in two different times ...more
This was a light but very interesting read, and sure I'd say it's a good book to take to the pool or beach. It's de ...more
I picked up Innocence by Kathleen Tessaro in the Italian translation at the library. I was immediately captured by its blue cover, because blue covers appeal to me in some strange way. (The I ...more
So what went wrong? The story drags a lot. This is mostly due to the jumps between past and present. Almost all the action is in the sequences from the past. While in the present not mu ...more
Evie leaves small town Ohio with dreams of becoming an actress. She moves to London for acting classes, leaving a boyfriend back home. She ends up in a cramped apartment with two other aspiring actresses who become de ...more
Evie, the main character, was supposed to have had this passionate, torrid love affair with a burgeoning rock star, but I never thought there was anything there other than one or two warm fuzzy feelings. And the second ...more
Befriend a crazy and adventurous girl. Meet a great musically talented guy in college. Pursue your dream occupation. End up moving to London. Become unsuspectingly involved in a romantic relationship with your lovable neighbor.
Oh, did I mention your best friend dies, your college boyfriend gets you pregnant, you break up, he has no knowledge of the child, he becomes famous and figuratively haunts you a ...more
Talent and failure are not the sturdy concepts we assume. and can be re-imagined. Evie's audition for the deodorant commerical ...more
Questo non ha niente a che vedere con l'ironia di "Zucchetta", anzi, è una storia triste e complessa. Anche qui, l'autrice alterna il racconto dal tempo dei ricordi ad un tempo presente dove questi stessi ricordi in qualche modo sono ancora vivi.
La ricerca della felicità e di un obiettivo da raggiungere è resa ancor più ardua dagli scherzi della vita: Evie è, nonostante tutto, ...more
When Evie opens the door to her flat-share and then to the Actors Drama Workshop Academy she will step into worlds she could hardly have imagined 6 weeks prior.
For anyone who has ever thought maybe they would run away to London, or to acting school, or to join a band, or follow one, this book rings with authenticity and quirkiness. I'd call it "summer reading" for it is exactly the right kind of book for beside the pool ...more