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Simon & Schuster

Finding Mrs. Ford by Deborah Goodrich Royce

$ 27.00 $ 18.50

Finding Mrs. Ford by Deborah Goodrich Royce - The Perfect Provenance

Simon & Schuster

Finding Mrs. Ford by Deborah Goodrich Royce

$ 27.00 $ 18.50

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 Pages
  • Publisher: Post Hill Press
  • Named one of the top ten summer reads of 2019 by Good Morning America
  • Named one of the top fifty summer books of 2019 by Book Riot


Mrs. Ford leads a privileged life. From her Blenheim spaniels to her cottage on the coast of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, she carefully curates her world. Hair in place, house in place, life in place, Susan Ford keeps it under control.

Early one morning in the summer of 2014, the past pays a call to collect. The FBI arrives to question her about a man from Iraq—a Chaldean Christian from Mosul—where ISIS has just seized control. Sammy Fakhouri, they say, is his name and they have taken him into custody, picked up on his way to her house.

Back in the summer of 1979, on the outskirts of a declining Detroit, college coed Susan meets charismatic and reckless Annie. They are an unlikely pair of friends but they each see something in the other—something they’d like to possess. Studious Susan is a moth to the flame that is Annie. Yet, it is dazzling Annie who senses that Susan will be the one who makes it out of Detroit.

Together, the girls navigate the minefields of a down-market disco where they work their summer jobs. It’s a world filled with pretty girls and powerful men, some of whom—like Sammy Fakhouri—happen to be Iraqi Chaldeans.

What happened in that summer of 1979 when Susan and Annie met? Why is Sammy looking for Susan all these years later? And why is Mrs. Ford lying?


    “…Royce draws you into her plot via her dazzling treatment of this setting, and other equally well-drawn locales, including disco-era suburban Detroit, which figures heavily in the plot as well. This novel, which is Royce’s first, features equally three-dimensional characters and plot twists that are engaging and original as well. Once you’ve enjoyed Finding Mrs. Ford, you’ll find yourself expecting more great things upcoming from this author, as am I.”



    “Something about the flashbacks—from staid, starchy Watch Hill, R.I., in 2014, to big, bad Detroit in 1979—made it feel sexy and a little dangerous. (…)the story is a fun one, with a nifty twist midway.”