Did You Hear About Kitty Karr

by Crystal Smith Paul
 This book makes you think about the issues Black Americans have faced throughout history and how they persist today. It covers many different topics in an informative way and makes you think. After reading it, you'll want to do more digging on this subject. A famous white actress named Kitty Carr passes away and leaves her estate to three Black women - who happen to be daughters of famous celebrities. The story takes us on a journey from 2017, after Kitty's death, all the way back to the mid-1900s, where we follow the coming-of-age of a young Black girl named Mary. Did You Hear About Kitty Karr by Crystal Smith Paul #historicalfiction, #bookclub, #womensfiction, #reading, #BooksToRead, #bookclub, #reading, #books, #didYouHearAboutKittyKarr, #CrystalSmithPaul

Praise For This Book

"Did You Hear About Kitty Karr? is an intoxicating and seductive debut, drawing you into an underground Hollywood world that is as glamorous as it is dangerous. Kitty Karr is an iconoclastic, complicated, and fascinating woman, whose legacy is as relevant as ever today. Crystal Smith Paul is a thrilling new voice in fiction and I cannot wait to see what she does next." -Taylor Jenkins Reid, bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Carrie Soto Is Back

"Propulsive and entertaining, with broad historical relevance and critical cultural significance, this is the uniquely American story we all need to read-it holds a piece of all of us. I absolutely loved it and will be looking forward to more from Crystal Smith Paul." -Jayne Allen, bestselling author of Black Girls Must Die Exhausted

"An engrossing saga, Did You Hear About Kitty Karr? explores the heartbreaking sacrifices that one woman must make in order to succeed in the Golden Age of Hollywood-and the way in which her difficult choices echo throughout later generations. Crystal Smith Paul's debut about family, celebrity, and racism-both historic and modern-captivates." -Marie Benedict, bestselling author of The Mitford Affair and coauthor of The Personal Librarian

"The witty and sensational Did You Hear About Kitty Karr? marks Crystal Smith Paul as a brilliant new talent to watch." -Kalisha Buckhanon, bestselling author of Speaking of Summer and Running to Fall

"A compelling odyssey into the consequences our choices can have across history and generations, the moral complexities of those choices, and the devastating secrets hidden behind even the most glamorous and opulent of lives and the most 'pristine' family trees. An immensely entertaining debut." -Christine Pride, coauthor of We Are Not Like Them

"Paul's debut is a riveting, often heartbreaking tale that explores race, privilege, and celebrity in America through the eyes of a one-of-a-kind character. Readers of Taylor Jenkins Reid and Piper Huguley will be enthralled." -Booklist, starred review

"Paul's sprawling multigenerational debut hits the ground running with a peek at the complicated family life of an iconic, privacy-seeking clan of Hollywood stars: the St. Johns... With a plot worthy of a miniseries, an extensive cast, and a historical sweep, Paul succeeds in entertaining as well as enlightening." -Kirkus Reviews

"Paul's novel highlights the burden and loss of racism by focusing on the color line and passing." -Library Journal

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