The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Hi, I am Sarah. I am fourteen years old and an avid reader; it is one of my favorite things to do. Inspired by authors’ creations of magnificent places and surprising havens built by simple letters, I aspire to be an author and, meanwhile, nurture the love to write.
Legendary actress Evelyn Hugo is famous for many things: her movie stardom, her sensual, natural beauty, and most notably, her seven husbands. From Don to Rex to Harry, her reasons for marriage and divorce are widely speculated but never confirmed, as seems to be the actress’s MO: enough to tempt, never enough to satisfy.
The actress, now in her 70s, has finally decided to share an interview, and with a specific person in particular: Vivant Magazine’s Monique Grant. Humbled, and suspicious of the summons, Monique arrives expecting the Evelyn Hugo that the public knows, and instead, gets much more. Evelyn doesn’t want just an interview, she wants Monique to write her biography.
Monique starts with the question everyone wants to know: which of your husbands was the love of your life? And when Evelyn answers that none of them were, it’s only the beginning.
Taylor Jenkins Reid has written a fearless and original story chronicling the life of this world-renowned actress and her controversial life. Evelyn Hugo is not a good person, nor is she a bad one. Her incentives are fabulously flawed, she hurts and has hurt others, but consistently, she has always been motivated by love. In Monique’s words, “everyone’s love life is original and interesting and nuanced and defies any easy definition,” and ultimately The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is just that—a triumphant celebration of love in all its forms.