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This week’s #FridayReads: #thestoryofyou by @ianmorgancron ! Watch & hear my thoughts on the #enneagram & his question - Do you ever wonder if you are living in the wrong story? @HarperOneBooks

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The Story of You

Books | Ian Morgan Cron

I loved this version of the classic-play-turned film, which, in turn, was based on Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. A reminder that there are no new stories! Put on your mask and run—don’t walk—to the nearest cinema to see this beauty on the big screen. The choreography is dazzling, the cast is wonderful, the modernization is just the right note to encompass our current understanding of how hard it was to be a resident of a poor neighborhood that was being bulldozed for “public good”.

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West Side Story

Movies | Crime

This satirical look at the life and loves of Catherine the Great of Russia is a wild ride filled with murder, lust, gluttony, greed, revenge and a fair amount of scatological humor. Starring Elle Fanning as Catherine and Nicholas Hoult as her husband, Emperor Peter III, this series—which is airing its second season now—is a fantastic romp through the palaces and countryside of Imperial Russia. It is high on humor and maybe a little low on facts. So don’t take it as gospel. But it is loads of fun!

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The Great

Shows | Comedy

Because my next novel, Reef Road, contains a fictionalized version of a real murder, I am steeping myself in other fictionalizations of true crimes. Here, Ms. Mina slowly and chillingly unpeels the onion of what really happened—or did not happen—on a notorious night in 1950s Glasgow, Scotland, when a man’s wife, daughter, and sister-in-law were murdered at home. Did he do it? Or did another man who knows far too many details of the night in question do it? Read the book and find out!

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The Long Drop

Books | Denise Mina

Anderson Cooper’s examination of the famous clan from which he hails is irresistible reading. Rightly described as a book about the greatest fortune ever squandered, I found their story fascinating & share more thoughts here:

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Books | Anderson Cooper

Because I am a devoted fan of the novels of Nancy Mitford—most notably Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate—I am really enjoying Ms. Knight’s novel that pairs a storyline of a modern-day woman who travels to London to do research on Ms. Mitford, and a historical fiction storyline of Ms. Mitford and a mysterious friendship back in World War II. This book comes out on April 12, 2022 but you can pre-order now and catch up with all things Mitford while you wait for it!

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The Mayfair Bookshop

Books | Eliza Knight

Originally published in 1988, this book caught my attention many years ago. First, I was intrigued when I was the story editor at Miramax Films and was working on the film script adaptation of Ms. L’Engle’s children’s masterpiece, A Wrinkle In Time. Secondly, because I had been an actress on the soap opera, All My Children, and had worked with Ms. L’Engle’s husband, Hugh Franklin. A beautiful memoir (part of a series called The Crosswicks Journal. Look for all!

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Two-Part Invention

Books | Madeleine L'Engle

Amor Towles’s newest novel—a sprawling twentieth-century reimagining of the great classic epics (think The Odyssey in Middle America)—is peopled with a cast of characters you won’t soon forget. The lost, the forlorn, the broken—both children and adults—join forces to hit the road—the Lincoln Highway, to be specific—each in the quest of something different—a disappeared mother, a disappeared fortune, a disappeared self. This is a long book, but it is very much worth the time.

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The Lincoln Highway

Books | Amor Towles

When Fairfield County Look invited me to share recent titles I have loved reading - Erika Robuck’s new book, was tops on my list!

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Sisters of Night and Fog

Books | Erika Robuck

Loved this book so much - here are my thoughts:

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These Precious Days

Books | Ann Patchett

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