West End: A Novel

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Doubleday, 1989 - Fiction - 595 pages
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Set in the exciting world of television broadcasting, this story follows the personal and professional adventures of Alexandra Waring, a beautiful yet enigmatic young woman who is determined to become a famous news anchor

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User Review  - ennie - LibraryThing

I just couldn't get into this 1989 novel about fledgling New York-based TV network DBS (the D stands for the Darenbrook media family) and its star news anchor. Shootings, musical beds, colorful personalities, addiction, financial shenanigans, family intrigue... it was still a long 557 pages. Read full review

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User Review  - Kelly Bainbridge - Goodreads

Even more thrilling than Riverside Drive. I think I'm reading Laura Van Wormer 10 years late, but definitely a great find Read full review

About the author (1989)

Author Laura Van Wormer was raised in Darien, Connecticut. She attended the University of Arizona for a year and then transferred to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She studied to become a television writer, anchorwoman and talk show host and in 1978, graduated with a B.S. degree. After graduation, she got a job as the secretary to the editor-in-chief of Doubleday & Company and was promoted up to the rank of editor. While on assignment to write a book based on the hit series Dynasty, Van Wormer received offers to write books for other shows. She was now able to support herself while she began work on her first novel. In 1988, "Riverside Drive" was published and was followed by "West End" (1989), "Benedict Canyon" (1992), "Any Given Moment" (1995), "Jury Duty" (1996), "Just for the Summer" (1997), "Talk" (1998) and "Expose" (1999). Van Wormer's novels are romantic suspense that have memorable characters and reflected current issues and trends. She was a member of the Author's Guild, the Mystery Writers of America and the Sisters of Crime. In Connecticut, she was President of the Friends of the Library and was on the board of the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center.

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