by Jane Green
Publication date: April 5, 2022
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Hardcover: 304 Pages
In her first novel inspired by a true story, Jane Green re-imagines the life of troubled icon Talitha Getty in this transporting story from a forgotten chapter of the Swinging ’60s.
From afar Talitha’s life seemed perfect. In her twenties, and already a famous model and actress, she moved from London to a palace in Marrakesh, with her husband Paul Getty, the famous oil heir. There she presided over a swirling ex-pat scene filled with music, art, free love and a counterculture taking root across the world.
When Claire arrives in London from her small town, she never expects to cross paths with a woman as magnetic as Talitha Getty. Yearning for the adventure and independence, she’s swept off to Marrakesh, where the two become kindred spirits. But beneath Talitha’s glamourous facade lurks a darkness few can understand. As their friendship blossoms and the two grow closer, the realities of Talitha’s precarious existence set off a chain of dangerous events that could alter Claire’s life forever.
About the author
Jane Green is a former journalist in the UK and a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York. Her many novels include The Beach House, The Sunshine Sisters, and The Friends We Keep.
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“Jane Green has outdone herself with this mesmerizing and delicious story of a young girl trying to find her way—and losing control—in the Swinging Sixties in London. Jet-setting, glamorous, intoxicating, and a tad bit dangerous, Sister Stardust transports you to the very center of the glitterati and under the spell of Talitha Getty. A wild ride.”—Taylor Jenkins Reid
“Sister Stardust is wonderful and big-hearted, expansive and page-turning. A joy to read.”—Laura Dave, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Thing He Told Me
“Sister Stardust is smart, sexy, and compulsively page-turning. Love, love, love.”—Lauren Weisberger, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A magic novel and a sumptuous feast for the senses. Sister Stardust is a thrilling trip.”—Elin Hilderbrand
“Sister Stardust unfolds like a wild ride on the Marrakech Express. Based on a true story, the heady and decadent world of 1960’s socialite Talitha Getty comes alive in paisley perfection when she meets her soul sister Claire. We are in the hands of the master craftsman Jane Green, who paints the world with a vivid brush, dripping in style and emotion. An unforgettable, spectacular read.”—Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Good Left Undone
“Green transports you into the fascinating and rarified world of the enigmatic Talitha Getty and makes you long to linger even as the pages fly by. I couldn’t get enough! An absolute must read.”—Liv Constantine, internationally bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish
“Jane Green transports readers to 1960s Marrakesh…a reimagining of the glamorous and tragic life of counterculture icon, socialite and Rolling Stones muse Talitha Getty.”—Parade
“Chock-full of vibrant historical details about London and Morocco in the 1960s, Green’s first foray into historical fiction does not disappoint…Green portrays the scenery and atmosphere so vividly that readers will be instantly transported. The descriptions of Marrakech, with its bright colors and beautiful architecture, present an especial sensory delight…A provocative story about youth culture during the 1960s, overflowing with sex, drugs, and rock and roll.”—Kirkus Reviews
“An enticing exploration of a bygone era in a fabled city and some of its real-life luminaries.”—Booklist