A Window Opens by Elizabeth Egan

Here is a snazzy debut novel from Elizabeth Egan, books editor at Glamour.  It opens with Alice, trendy mother of three, part time books editor at Yes Magazine, best friend to local indie book store owner, thinking she needs to find a more lucrative job since her husband has just come home without his.  She accepts a job with Scroll, a company planning to open a string of electronic bookstores.  They are very enticing-very comfortable furniture and refreshments, books to browse and then purchase electronically.  It seems like a best of both worlds compromise for the lovers of paper books and the convenience of e-books.  A Window Opens is a clever look at the world of publishing, and the dynamic between tradition and change.  I found it well written and very engaging, one part Devil Wears Prada, one part Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore.  If you are looking for a smart and entertaining read, request A Window Opens.