The Apartment

The Apartment

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Random House, Inc.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This vibrant, tender, and moving tale pulses with the excitement of New York City, as Danielle Steel explores twists of fate, and the way that sometimes, in special places, friends can be the family we need most.

They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives. Claire Kelly finds the walk-up apartment—a spacious loft in Hell’s Kitchen. But the aspiring shoe designer needs at least one roommate to manage it. She meets Abby Williams, a writer trying to make it on her own, far away from her successful family in L.A. Four years later, Morgan Shelby joins them. She’s ambitious, with a serious finance job on Wall Street. Then Sasha Hartman, a medical student whose identical twin sister is a headline-grabbing supermodel. And so the sprawling space, with its exposed brick and rich natural light, becomes a home to friends about to embark on new, exhilarating adventures.
Frustrated by her ultra-conservative boss, Claire soon faces a career crisis as a designer. Abby is under the spell of an older man, an off-off-Broadway producer who exploits her and detours her from her true talent as a novelist, while destroying her self-confidence. Morgan is happily in love with a successful restaurateur who supplies her roommates with fine food. At her office, she begins to suspect something is off about her boss, a legendary investment manager whom she’s always admired. But does she even know him? And Sasha begins an all-work-no-play residency as an OB/GYN, as her glamorous jet-set sister makes increasingly risky decisions.
Their shared life in the apartment grounds them as they bring one another comfort and become a family of beloved friends. Unexpected opportunities alter the course of each of their lives, and as they meet the challenges, they face the bittersweet reality that in time, they will inevitably move away from the place where their dreams began.

Baker & Taylor
"A memorable ensemble cast of four young women share a beautiful loft apartment in New York City's Hell's Kitchen and experience the glamour and challenges of city life, love and career in this irresistible contemporary story. Four young women's lives intersect in the apartment they've shared in Hell's Kitchen: Claire, a shoe designer; Abby, an aspiring novelist; Morgan, a successful financial consultant; and Sasha, a resident in obstetrics. As different as they are from one another, the women had becomea family by choice. But while their lives had proceeded smoothly in the years they'd lived together, new relationships, job opportunities, and surprising circumstances will test the strength of their bond in and outside the loft that had become their home"--

& Taylor

Four friends sharing a beautiful loft apartment in New York City's Hell's Kitchen reveal in the glamour of city life before new relationships, job opportunities and surprising circumstances test the strength of their bond. By the best-selling author of Blue.
Four friends sharing a beautiful loft apartment in New York City's Hell's Kitchen revel in the glamour of city life before new relationships, job opportunities, and surprising circumstances test the strength of their bond.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2016
ISBN: 9780345531070
Branch Call Number: FIC STE
Characteristics: 323 p. ;,25 cm.


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Jul 12, 2018

I so wanted to enjoy this book, I enjoy books about friendships and coming-of-age stories, but this seems written by a seventh grader. Drivel.

Nov 30, 2016

Another wonderful read by Steel! I highly recommend it. I've always loved stories about best friends and how they go about their career and love life.

Sep 21, 2016

I really liked this book. The characters are full of life and come alive on the pages. It's a little hard to follow in the beginning because there are a lot of characters to follow but once you are in, you are all in. I cheered, booed, cried and laughed which is typical Danielle Steel. The book is hopeful, nostalgic, and thoughtful.

Sep 21, 2016

I really enjoyed this book. In the last 10 years, I have just "skim" read her books but found myself reading every word of this one. It seemed to be as good as her earlier books.

Jun 17, 2016

I absolutely LOVED this book. I couldnt put it down. It is a very well written book. It was so good that I had to go out and buy it just so I could re-read it again.

Jun 15, 2016

Great book about four young
women sharing an apartment
and their lives.

Jun 14, 2016

Not my favorite of hers, but a decent read about four young women sharing an apartment and all the events in their lives, i.e. love, loss, careers, family, etc.

Jun 03, 2016

If you said an apartment is the main character in this book you would not be wrong. Four young women share an apartment and the novel tells us about a period in their lives. Since this involves their boy friends, bosses, and parents too the plot gets quite complicated. All the loose ends are tied and one leaves the book at the end feeling satisfied. Not a great book but if you want some light reading go for it.

caj1222204441801 May 11, 2016

This is one of her best books that I have read. It tells the story of women who share their lives in an apartment. They become "sisters" of sort. The characters are vivid and have complications they have to sort out. Loved it!!!!

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