Roasts and Toasts Made Easy: A Practical Guide for the Creation of Roasts/Toasts for Business and Social Occasions

Front Cover
AuthorHouse, Oct 1, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 172 pages
0 Reviews

One of America's first great love stories of the twenty-first century

Jake, a poor white boy from Appalachia, is a musical genius. When he arrives at Juilliard on a scholarship, the first person he meets is Jasmine, also a talented student, but enormously rich, cultivated, and the cherished daughter of a powerful Black family.

Their love affair is strongly opposed by Jasmine's relatives and only half-heartedly accepted by Jake's. Growing in fame and prestige as both performer and composer, the innocent boy from the hills and the beautiful and sophisticated Jasmine of Newport and Central Park West struggle against hostility and outright violence in their attempt to find happiness together.

Written in straightforward but lyrical prose that brings the music itself to life on page after page, the story unfolds in New York, Newport, Paris, the Berkshires, and Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Strengthened by a subplot involving Jasmine's lawyer brother and his actor-lover Lance, the novel sweeps the reader along with its rapid development and full cast of intriguing characters, all caught up in a web of complex relationships that defy the destructive power of bigotry and racism.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2002)

Larry Miller has made unforgettable appearances in more than 40 films, including Pretty Woman, The Nutty Professor, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and many others. Recently his writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, and in his own regular column in The Weekly Standard. He has also appeared regularly on TV series, including Seinfeld and Mad About You, and has had recurring roles on Law & Order and Boston Legal. A frequent guest on late-night television, Miller lives in Los Angeles, CA, with his family.

Bibliographic information