July 11, 2014


it's been a humid new england summer for me.  filled with long days, fast nights, an overflow of emotions, lots of veggies and evening runs to the most peaceful waterfall.  i've watched a few movies (and docs) and have been working on a long, long book (that i love).  overall, it's been good (but hard, as those who are close to me know) and i'm so looking forward to moving into my beautiful, red brick manhattan apartment next month (that i got to visit last weekend!)  happy friday, friends.

1 comment:

  1. 11-22-63 - can't wait to read it!!!

    Commenting on the book as historical fiction, King said: "This might be a book where we really have a chance to get an audience who's not my ordinary audience. Instead of people who read horror stories, people who read The Help or People of the Book might like this book".[10]

    King and longtime researcher Russ Dorr prepared for the novel by reading many historical documents and newspaper archives from the period, looking at clothing and appliance ads, sports scores, and television listings.[10] The book contains detailed minutiae such as the 1958 price of a pint of root beer (10 cents) or a haircut (40 cents). King and Dorr traveled to Dallas, where they visited Oswald's apartment building (now a private residence), found the home of Gen. Edwin Walker (a target of an assassination attempt by Oswald), and had a private tour of the Sixth Floor Museum in the Texas School Book Depository.[10] King studied various conspiracy theories, ultimately coming to the conclusion that Oswald acted alone.[10] King met with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, an assistant to Lyndon B. Johnson and the author of books about several presidents, and used some of her ideas of worst-case political scenarios in the absence of Kennedy's assassination.[10]