Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby. She freezes; it's an image of a book she hasn't seen in sixty-five years--a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names.
The novel follows Monique, a journalist struggling to make a name for herself, after receiving an offer to interview the mysterious and reclusive 1960s Hollywood starlet Evelyn Hugo about fame, scandal, and love.
Blaine Anderson, the wife of a prominent attorney, survives a terrorist bombing, but is pronounced dead in the press. Realizing the terrorist is trying to kill all witnesses to his crime, she becomes Mary Blaine and hides in a homeless shelter, knowing it is too dangerous to go home.
As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter–the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum.
Hannah Michaels finds out that her husband Owen is being investigated for a crime and has now gone missing. She's left alone with her 16-year-old stepdaughter, Bailey, who dislikes her. Together the two must work together to figure out the truth behind Owen's disappearance, leading down a path that reveals old family secrets and tests Hannah and Bailey's relationship.
A reclusive woman opens up her home to her neighbors in the wake of a devastating earthquake, setting off events that reveal secrets, break relationships apart, and bring strangers together to forge powerful new bonds.
Towles follows three teenage boys and an 8-year-old as they travel along the Lincoln Highway from Morgen, Nebraska, to Manhattan in 1954. Emmett Watson, just released from a juvenile boys detention camp, has returned to Nebraska to find that his family's farm has been foreclosed on.