Reel Life: 11 Books Fictionalizing Film Stars

Shelf RenewalIn Adriana Trigiani’s latest bestseller, All the Stars in the Heavensshe imagines what was going on behind the scenes when actress Loretta Young discovered she was pregnant with the child of the married Clark Gable. Trigiani’s not the first author to find fodder for her fiction behind the closed doors of Beverly Hills. Direct readers to these other speculations of life beyond the silver screen.

All the Stars in the HeavensBeautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter

Blonde, by Joyce Carol Oates

The Chaperone, by Laura Moriarty

Groucho Marx, Master Detective, by Ron Goulart

I, Fatty, by Jerry Stahl

The Rebel: An Imagined Life of James Dean, by Jack Dann

Seducing Ingrid Bergman, by Chris Greenhalgh

Sunnyside, by Glen David Gold

A Touch of Stardust, by Kate Alcott

West of Sunset, by Stewart O’Nan





About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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