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BLOG TOUR: Prospect Park West by Amy Sohn

Product Description

In Amy Sohn’s smart, sexy, satirical peek into the bedrooms and hearts of Prospect Park West, the lives of for women come together during one long, hot Brooklyn summer. Frustrated Oscar-winning actress Melora Leigh eager to relieve the pressures of raising her adopted toddler, feels the seductive pull of kleptomania; Rebecca Rose, missing her formerly robust sex life, begins a dangerous flirtation with handsome neighborhood celebrity Lizzi O’Donnell, former lesbian (or "hasbian"), wonders what draws her to women despite her sexy husband and adorable baby; and Karen Bryan Shapiro consumes herself with a powerful obsession—snagging the ultimate three-bedroom apartment in a well-maintained, P.S. 321–zoned co-op building. As the women’s paths intertwined (an sometimes collide), each must struggle to keep her man, her sanity . . and her playdates.

About the Author

Amy Sohn is the author of the novels Prospect Park West, My Old Man and Run Catch Kiss. She has also written for New York, The New York Times, The Nation, and Harper's Bazaar. She has written television pilots for such networks as HBO, Fox, and ABC.  She lives in Brooklyn. Visit her at

Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Downtown Press (May 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416577653
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416577652


This chick lit story reads as a television or movie plot. It really reminded me of Candace Bushnell in a really good way and the fact that I try not to look up any reviews or details about the author until I am involved in the story and was glad I didn't. I really want to know how the author was able to incorporate famous actors and their "conversations" in this book. You have to read the book (which I fully recommend) to get the details. I thought this book just flew by and I really liked all of the characters and their faults which are detailed quite thoroughly.

Stop by the other blogs on this tour:
Prospect Park West: Thursday, May 20th
Frugal Plus:
Country Bookshelf:
Just Another New Blog:
Books Gardens & Dogs:
Renee’s Reads:
Starting Fresh:
Star Shadow:
My Book Views:
Jeanne's Ramblings:
Avid Reader:
Books Like Breathing:
I Heart Book Gossip:
Knitting and Sundries:
My Life In Not So Many Words:
A Room Without Books Is Empty:
Booksie’s Blog:
I Read:
Books in the City:
Teresa’s Reading Corner:
Reminder List:
Loving Heart Mommy:
Tethered Mommy:
Wise Owl Book Review:
The Book Tree:
The Down Home Diva:
Once Upon a Twilight:


  1. Sounds like good read. I was born in Brooklyn and remember going to the Prospect Park Zoo. I love when stories take place somewhere I have been.

  2. Sounds like it was a great book. And i love the cover too. I'm going to add it to my wishlist. thanks for the review

  3. I like easy reading chick lit this time of year. Thanks for the info.

  4. HI Mary - Thank you for your kind words. Happy to tell you more about fake celebs in fiction/real celebs in fiction! I love to have fictional characters interacting with real ones - I feel it helps place them in a believable context. An old acting teacher used to say, "Acting is living truthfully under imaginary circumstances" and you could say something similar about fiction.
    Amy Sohn

  5. It sounds like things could get really interesting and busy!
    I really like the cover too!


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