Never Say Stark Naked

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Welcome Rain Publishers, 2002 - Fiction - 367 pages
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Phoebe's small-town world seems to close in on her, constricting her life and choices. Her only choice is to flee: she boards a train to New York City, hoping to never have to look back. She finds work with a flamboyant public relations executive and socialite. Plunged into a universe of lavish parties and sophisticated chatter, her naivete makes her a refreshing, enticing oddity among the glamorous and the cynical. But ultimately, Phoebe cannot disregard the agony of her past if she is to fight to belong and to be happy in her adopted city.

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Returning for her debut to a more genteel, innocent age—when a beautiful working girl could leave Kansas for Manhattan and find fulfillment—the 81-year-old Bassett finds the charms (and the ... Read full review

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First-time novelist Bassett offers a new perspective on the theme of the small-town girl who comes to the big city. It's New Year's Eve, 1959, in Kansas, and twentysomethings Phoebe and Niles Stanhope ... Read full review


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About the author (2002)

Bassett is chair of the literature committee of the National Arts Club in New York. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

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