About the Book
When novelist Mia Gladwell attempts to reinvent herself by moving into the house of a famous writer, she discovers that life there is not what she expected.
Book Synopsis Named a "Best Book of 2016" by Refinery29 and a "Spring & Summer Book Pick" by * Redbook Magazine * Refinery29 * Coastal Living * Brit + Co * SheKnows * The Reading Room * FabFitFun * YourTango * LEVO * Chick Lit Central * Rue La La * The Berry
Mia Gladwell's life is going nowhere. The media has skewered her debut novel, her fiancé Carson, a successful Hollywood producer, has jumped ship, and now she's living in her sister's carriage house--unattached, unemployed, and uninspired. Then she learns that the Los Angeles estate of iconic author Ray Bradbury is up for sale, and she feels an immediate urge to buy the wonky old house, convinced that moving into the late author's home will inspire her to create her best work yet. Life in the Bradbury house is not what Mia imagined, however. Soon after moving in, to fulfill a debt she owes to Carson, she agrees to take in a pill-popping young actress as a tenant, and suddenly she finds herself in a balancing act between her needy ex, an unpredictable starlet, and her disapproving sister, who's keeping a close eye on her. Add to this a series of mysterious sketches left at her doorstep by a stranger, and Mia's life is more complicated than ever. As she searches for clues, though, Mia discovers insights into her own life. Maybe moving into Bradbury's house was a big mistake--but maybe not.
A "Best Book of 2016" --Refinery29
"Who hasn't wanted to live in a famous author's house and felt lost after a major life change?" --Redbook Magazine, "The 20 Best Books You Absolutely Must Read This Spring"
"Everything about Mia Gladwell's life has gone to crap. Her debut novel was panned by the press, her fiancé has apparently pulled out of the wedding, and she's wound up living in her sister's carriage house with no prospects of any kind on the horizon. Until, that is, she finds out that Ray Bradbury's house is up for sale and she decides to buy the fixer-upper, hoping she'll stumble onto some inspiration." --Refinery29, "Best Books to Read In May"
"This is a great choice for that delicious afternoon read in the summer sunshine." --Brit + Co, "20 Hottest Reads to Add to Your Summer Reading List"
"No summer is complete without getting lost in the pages of a new adventure." --SheKnows, "Don't forget to pack one of these 20 summer reads before you leave for vacation"
"This novel from Nicole Meier sounds part Eat, Pray, Love
part Under the Tuscan Sun
." --Levo, "9 New Must Read Books That Will Make Your Spring So Much Better"
"Mia Gladwell is an author who is single, unemployed, and just can't seem to get things going in the right direction. But when a famous author's house is up for sale, she snatches it up in hopes of soaking in some inspiration that may have been left behind in her new residence. Once she's there, however, things seem to be going in a another direction." --FabFitFun, "10 Books to Add to Your Reading List This Summer"
"A book to add to the spring reading list STAT." --Your Tango
"A book you'll definitely want to read this spring." --The Berry
"In her charming, wry debut, Nicole Meier brings together a frustrated writer, a Hollywood ingénue, and the weathered home of a literary great. Through a winsome protagonist and a perfectly painted Los Angeles backdrop, Meier reminds us that although we're built on history, a wide open path still lies ahead." --Michelle Gable, international bestselling author of A Paris Apartment
and I'll See You in Paris
"Readers will find magic in The House of Bradbury
, which weaves a contemporary Hollywood storyline with authentic Los Angeles literary history. The effect is a sparkling premise, memorable characters, and crisp dialogue that draws in the reader. Author Nicole Meier whips up a thoroughly enjoyable modern story of self-discovery." --Lian Dolan, creator and host of Satellite Sisters, author of bestselling novels Helen of Pasadena
and Elizabeth the First Wife
"Just as inspiration hits struggling writer Mia Gladwell, she agrees to take in a recovering young starlet. With Ray Bradbury's former home as its backdrop, Nicole Meier weaves a delightful tale of accidental friendships and second chances." --Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Good Neighbor
and The Glass Wives
"The House of Bradbury
is a thoughtful and witty book about picking yourself up when life is unfolding in an unexpected and challenging way. Nicole Meier skillfully illustrates that opening up to new experiences can be richly rewarding--and surprising. As a Southern California resident and fan of literature, I was delighted by the way Meier creatively weaves her fictional story into the history of the Bradbury home." --Lisa Henthorn, author of 25 Sense
and television writer of Swingtown
, The Beautiful Life
, and The Glades
"Full of friendship, family, charm, and a touch of mystery, Nicole Meier's debut makes you wish you could move into the house of Bradbury, too. Pour yourself a cup of chamomile tea and enjoy!" --Amy E. Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
"Soaked in the unflinching rays of California sunshine, The House of Bradbury
is a smart look at family, loyalty, and the traces of humanity that every author leaves behind." --Colleen Oakes, best-selling author of the Queen of Hearts
saga and Wendy Darling