Everyone said Lou and Renata's marriage would burn itself out. A summer-stock romance between a playwright and an actress? It'll fail by November, everyone said, placing their bets during the whirlwind October ceremony.
In Tricia Bauer's vivid and perceptive second novel, Lou and Renata make an effort to survive through New England's cold winters, the hardscrabble times of their early marriage, and each other's failures. But it is their shot at success that may finally prove their family and friends right; Lou and Renata's toughest challenge just might be the heady possibility of Hollywood.
Written with humor, honesty, and real emotion, Hollywood & Hardwood is an intense exploration of a couple's commitment, ambition, and love.