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Author Event: INDISCRETION by Charles Dubow

  • Apr 9, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Hi Ladies,

I am thrilled to announce that I will be in town for work and will be hosting an Author Event for the New York City Girly Book Club. Indiscretion by New York local Charles Dubow. The book has received rave reviews (see below) and we are so fortunate to have Charles come and speak to us about his book. Charles will speak briefly about his book, then answer questions and sign your copies! Buy the book today in preparation for the event!

I am looking forward to meeting everyone, I hope you can make it.


Erin Woodward

(GBC Founder)


This could be a stock novel of romance-gone-wrong, lust, betrayal, regret and tragedy, perhaps even an imitation of THE GREAT GATSBY. But it is more than that. INDISCRETION, in the hands of Charles Dubow, reads like a suspense/thriller. New on the novelist’s scene, Dubow creates four richly drawn characters as fully formed, flesh-and-blood men and women. . . . His first work is a bright beacon.”

New York Daily News
Dubow’s elegant build is one of the pleasures of INDISCRETION. Another is that it qualifies as one of those quintessential Manhattan novels that come along, like Rules of Civility in 2011 by Amor Towles. Chiefly, the beauty of INDISCRETION is that while the story told is predictable, the telling is not. Dubow not only has a way with words but with emotional truths as well. . . . While the situation is man-made, there are always gods to be reckoned with, which moves INDISCRETION into the tradition of one of those grand old novels. Really, who can resist?”

New World Review

“Charles Dubow’s greatest triumph is in the way that he reinvents and reinvigorates familiar themes in a mesmerizing new way.”


Dubow has composed an addictive first novel that keeps the reader guessing with the turn of each page. . . . INDISCRETION transcends the love story archetype.”

O Magazine, February


The beautiful and the damned…

Forty-something Harry and Madeleine Winslow are a golden couple, so richly blessed you know it’s only a matter of time before the gods send trouble their way. From the first chapter of Charles Dubow’s smart, sensuous, and moving debut novel, INDISCRETION (William Morrow), betrayal and heartbreak seem inevitable.  All that’s left is to fill in the details. And what delicious details they are. The characters exude a jazz Age glamour, cavorting at parties and restaurants in the Hamptons, Manhattan, and Paris, and Rome, relishing strong drinks, decadent food and witty banter. “I refuse to lift a finger unless it’s to join the other four wrapped around a glass tinkling with ice,” the novel’s narrator, Walter, quips during one such party.  Walter, a participant-observer reminiscent of The Great Gatsby’s Nick Carraway, has passed decades in unrequited love with the warm and effortlessly stunning Maddy; she is devoted to Harry, an ex-jock turned award-winning novelist.  Walter accepts his third-wheel status, settling for chaste friendship. Not so Claire, whose affair with Harry is as consuming as it is doomed.  “They are all who matter. The outside world does not exist,” observes Walter.  “The world for them is this France, this Paris, this room, this bed.”—Karen Holt

Starred Library Journal: “Dubow’s first novel is a deliciously absorbing page-turner. His captivating characters jump off the page to pull the reader into their story.”

Booklist: “Dubow proves himself to be an elegant writer with a shrewd sense of how to shape his material for the broadest appeal. Glamourous settings, old money, and steamy sex all combine to make this one a totally addictive read.”

Starred Kirkus Review: “Dubow crafts an epic novel of friendship, betrayal and undying love. It's a beautifully written debut. . . .Dubow’s book is a page turner that skillfully tugs at the heartstrings.”

Publishers Weekly:  “Elegant debut . . . smart and observant writing.”


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  • Erin Indiscretion tops Oprah's MUST reads list for February!!!

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Jessica K.

    Sorry I now have a work conflict, was so looking forward to attending...

    April 7, 2013

  • Bridgette

    Um yes! Picture me waiting for the subway, yelling "I KNEW IT!" at the book. Loved it!

    2 · March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it going to be an issue if I'm about 20 minutes late? Can't skip out of work early unfortunately.

    April 2, 2013

    • Erin

      No problem!!

      1 · April 7, 2013

  • Katie

    Can't get into this book for some reason. I'll be at the next one, though.

    April 1, 2013

    • Xiomara

      Im with you..Claire is annoying me...but i shall finish it....

      April 2, 2013

  • Erin

    Has anyone else got into this book??? I am so curious where it's going to go!

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • Sharon D.

    Looking forward to it!

    2 · March 27, 2013

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