Scarlett Martin is the third of four children in a family that has a most unusual collective profession. The Martins live in and manage a not-quite-so-posh-anymore hotel in New York City that dates from the 1920s. When Scarlett turns fifteen, she is given charge of one of the hotel's twenty-seven rooms: the Empire Suite. Into this room moves Mrs. Amberson, an aging C-list starlet from the 1970s who has returned to New York to write her memoir. Soon, Scarlett is taking dictation, running around town with Mrs. Amberson, and getting caught up in her Auntie Mame-meets-Bianca Jagger adventures. In the midst of all this, Scarlett falls in love — or so she thinks — and it takes Mrs. Amberson to help her see the light. Maureen Johnson's signature wit and unparalleled ability to convey eccentric characters with wry humor has never been stronger.