LOCAL Houston | The City Guide JUNE 2016 - Page 48

STYLE + LEISURE SUMMER READ We’ve got your summer read. Based in Houston in the 1950s, ANTON DISCLAFANI’S latest book, The After Party, follows socialite and “it” girl Joan Fortier as she navigates/dominates the local social scene. Tall, blonde, beautiful and strong, Joan is the center of it all from the club scene, country club and gossip columns. Men want her and women want to be her. Friends since childhood, Cece Buchanan follows Joan in a world of garden clubs and debutante balls where the money flows as freely as the oil – as Joan’s behavior escalates, unfurling a story of friendship as obsessive, euphoric, consuming and complicated as any romance. www.amazon.com/After-Party-Novel-Anton-DiSclafani/dp/1594633169 By Carla Valencia de Martinéz 48 L O C A L | june 16