Read 'Round Midnight Online Free - From the author of We Are Called to Rise comes a novel about the interconnected lives of four women in Las Vegas, each of whom experiences a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub.
What is it about the Midnight Room?
In a choreographic tour de force, Laura McBride twirls four women through a Las Vegas nightclub, turning their separate lives into a suspenseful, intricate dance of mothers, daughters, wives, and lovers.
The One Who Falls in Love: June hires a charismatic black man to sing at her club, but her fast-paced lifestyle runs aground as racial tensions mount.
The One Who Gets Lucky: Honorata leaves the Philippines as a mail-order bride, then strikes it rich in the Midnight Room.
The One Whose Heart Is Broken: Engracia finds bad luck in the Midnight Room and becomes enmeshed in Honorata’s secrets when she confronts a man with a gun.
The One Who Always Wondered: Coral struggles with her mysterious past until a desire to help Engracia steers her to the Midnight Room.
Wise and heartbreaking, jubilant and loving, ’Round Midnight is about the intensity and intimacy of four women’s lives, lives that are connected by secrets, courage, tragedies, and small acts of kindness. This brilliantly conceived, passionately written novel will resonate long after you turn the final page.
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April 19, 2017
Two children in Laura McBride's new novel have a conversation about a science lesson on quantum physics explaining that "Everything affects everything else". I don't know anything about quantum physics so I'll go with my heart and my gut and say that what makes everything in this story affect eve...
March 20, 2017
3.5 As in her previous book, McBride returns to Las Vegas, this time in the fifties when it was a smaller town, with smaller casinos. June marries Del a man who owns a casino and works with him to make it a popular place by hiring outstanding talent. Eddie, a black singer helps make the casino th...
July 15, 2017
‘Round Midnight by Laura McBride is a 2017 Touchtone publication.
Absorbing, mesmerizing and impossible to put down-
This unique and original novel weaves together the lives of four women, who have close or fateful connections and spans decades in time, finally bringing them all together in one sp...
May 19, 2017
Laura McBride’s sophomore novel was most enjoyable reading. As she did in We Are Called to Rise, there are multiple characters and narratives, this time surrounding four women. The individual story-lines are fleshed out over six decades and eventually intersect.
At the hub is June in 1950’s L...
June 03, 2017
I really enjoy Laura McBride's books. This, her second is about the intertwining lives of 4 very different women in early 1960 's Las Vegas and will appeal most to those who like to read about strong women who are able to take charge of their lives, even in an age and society which discouraged it...
November 13, 2017
3.5 stars. I think what I like most about this author is that she has the ability to immediately grab my attention with her vivid descriptions. I felt for all four these women, especially Engracia, but June is definitely the character I'll remember the longest. Las Vegas is such a cool setting an...
July 16, 2017
Before I start gushing how much I enjoyed this book I need to just mention that I was astounded to learn that atomic bomb detonations were a tourist attraction in Vegas in the late 1950’s. WHAT? I just had to google that and its bizarrely true.
This is a story about the interconnected lives of fou...
July 25, 2016
Laura McBride does it again ladies and gentlemen. These characters, like those in We Are Called To Rise, will stay with you. They are certainly staying with me.
March 21, 2017
Laura McBride is truly one of the authors that we are most proud to publish. We can't wait for you all to read this astounding novel.
July 08, 2017
Maybe only 3.5, but I'm a fan of McBride's writing style. I like the way her storylines/characters revolve around each other, never quite touching until the climax (which felt a little rushed).
I really liked the Las Vegas setting, especially as we moved from the 1960s through present. Just a good...