I adored debut authors and this one lived up to my expectations. While reading it, I thought that this would make a wonderful movie and yes, it will be made into a movie! Some books just really lend themselves to the big screen. I was also interested in how the author depicts the year of 1978 and how New York becomes the goal of Samantha and how it represents "making it". There is lots of angst and drama that keep with the time period. It reminded me a bit of Boardwalk Empire as well.