"For sale: Baby shoes, never worn," was, as legend has it, Ernest Hemingway's answer to a challenge to tell a full story in just six words. A recent NPR story features Not Quite What I Was Planning, a book that collects the life stories of famous and obscure writers. Given six words, how would you tell the story of your life?
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
PR sophomore Carly loved Girl, Interrupted, a true story about Susanna Kaysen's respite in a mental hospital because not only was the book "extremely humorous at times," but it also showed what institutionalized life was like for these girls "with no freedom whatsoever." The PR Library has two copies (921 KAYSEN) of this powerful story if you want to check it out.
Phillipa Gregory's popular historical romance hits movie theaters on February 29. Go to the official movie site or read about the book at Amazon.com.
Becca, a senior at PR, had this to say about the book she loved:
"The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory keeps readers on a riveting journey through the lives of the rich and famous, that is, of medieval England in the era of King Henry VII, England's most notorious king. The story follows Anne Boleyn's younger sister, Mary, as she goes in and out of the king's favor, attempts to find true love in this time of arranged marriages, all while dealing with the love/hate relationship that comes with such a sister as Anne. Gregory seemlessly blends fact and fiction in this fantastic tale."
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