Would you use AN or THE?

I want to make a reference to A.Hailey's book 'Hotel'.

I want to say in my cover letter - I always wanted to work in a hotel inspired by an/the A.Hailey's book.

So is it AN or THE book?

ps. im not a native speaker

Update:

darn..i had another question here and i accidentally deleted it. sorry to those two guys who answered the question and thank you.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "An" is wrong here. You could use "the" but you would phrase it this way without the possessive:

    "I always wanted to work in a hotel inspired by the A. Hailey book."

    or this way with the possessive but without an article:

    "I always wanted to work in a hotel inspired by A. Hailey's book."

  • 1 decade ago

    Oops, mis-read the question. Let me start over.

    Since Alex Hailey only wrote one novel named "Hotel," you'd write: I always wanted to work in a hotel, since I was inspired by the Alex Hailey book.

  • 1 decade ago

    If they are more then 2 books you should say "an" and specific the book. If it's only one book you should say "the".

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