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BEAUTY: A Novel

From award-winning author Frederick Dillen, an inspiring and deeply moving novel about the power of second chances. Beauty explores the ways in which one woman will risk everything – her savings, her reputation, and even a chance at love – in pursuit of her dream.

Available from Simon & Schuster on March 4, 2014

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Praise for BEAUTY:

“After a career closing factories, a woman reclaims her blue-collar roots, revives a plant and saves a community … There are strong echoes of Jimmy Stewart rallying the townspeople in It’s A Wonderful Life … Kudos to Dillen for his unusual premise.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A feel-good story with a dash of romance” – Publishers Weekly

“Dillen’s third novel is an absorbing story of one smart, hardworking woman handling the ‘fat boys’ of corporate leadership on their own turf, with masterfully developed characters and, as a bonus, a poignant romance.” – Booklist


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“Speaking of empathy, I loved Frederick Dillen’s quirky novel BEAUTY, in which a mergers-and-acquisitions professional learns she’s been fired and buys a fish factory that she was ordered to shut down, redefining her life in a bleak coastal hamlet.” – Jayne Anne Phillips Continue reading


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