As a teenager, Marguerite Quantaine shook off the shade of small town Michigan for the bright lights of New York City. Employed as an historical researchist, she was first published in 1964, became a writer-editor-designer of magazines from 1975 through 2013 and an essayist from 2000 through 2009.
Not unlike a vast many Americans, Marguerite grew up in an era when the male dominated media concentrated on stereotypes to establish lifestyle profiles that neither represented her, nor anyone she knew. Intent on changing that by giving the ignored majority a voice, she wrote the historically accurate novel, IMOGENE’S ELOISE, inspired by a true story.
Witty and endearing, jubilant and insightful, Imogene’s Eloise traces the unpredictable journey of a young woman living alone amid the political unrest and social taboos of Manhattan during the 1960s and early 70s, oblivious to her own feelings and those of others until being smitten by the sight of a stranger in town for the weekend whose name and number she’s prevented from getting. In trying to appear calm, she downs a glass of gin she’s mistaken for ice water, awakening the next morning in a fog — but determined to find that one person in a city of millions before time runs out. On a fast paced track towards an ending you can’t possibly imagine, Imogene’s Eloise is certain to erase any doubt you might harbor in the existence of love at first sight, and forever fortify your faith in happily ever after.
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