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ALL IS VANITY is the second novel by Christina Schwarz, the acclaimed author of number-one bestseller DROWNING RUTH. ‘A page-turner’ New York Times Book Review

As they reach their mid-thirties, Margaret and Letty, best friends since childhood, begin to chafe at their sense that they are not where they ought to be in life. Margaret decides to quit her job and whips out a literary tour de force. But as Letty, a stay-at-home mother of four, begins to feel pressured to make a good showing in the upper-middle-class Los Angeles society, Margaret sees a plot unfolding that’s better than anything she could make up. Desperate to finish her book and hungry for acclaim, she pushes Letty to take greater and greater risks and sacrifices one of the things most precious to her…

Like DROWNING RUTH, ALL IS VANITY probes into the mysteries of the human heart and uncovers the passions that drive ordinary people to break the rules in pursuit of their own desires.