Before Instagram, there were picture books with a complement of editorial copy that could be considered the literary version of the popular social networking site of today. One of those books, I consider one of […]
For more than ten years, I lived in a town whose name was loosely translated into The Place of the Skull. The name allegedly originated from a curse leveled on the town by a Delaware […]
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Have you ever watched a movie and noticed the main character is reading a book? In the film, X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008) Scully has at her bedside “Beautiful Wasps Having Sex” by Dori Carter . The fiction story has an intriguing premise – especially if you’re one who has wondered why movie studio execs would cast someone of European descent in a role that is about a person of color.
What’s more intriguing, the person (s) behind the film’s casting, bankrolling and sometimes directing the flick is Jewish.
Well that’s the back story of a screenwriter ” Frankie Jordan” a 40-year-old Jewish woman in Hollywood.
From inside the front cover jacket flap:
“Trying to discover why Hollywood attracts and rewards so many “little monsters,” she’s compelled to confront how Jews feel about themselves in a town that both loves and hates its own invention – the beautiful WASP.” Frankie ultimately comes to understand the forces that created Hollywood, Jonathan Prince, and herself.”
So far, it’s a good read. It’s not a “can’t put down” book. Nor is it Chic lit or Women’s fiction. The author is a woman, a former screenwriter and television producer so, “Beautiful Wasp Having Sex” is Slice of Life fiction that includes conflict and reveals the “truth” of Hollywood.
This is the second book on the reading list this year where the plot involves screenwriters and the ‘reluctant’ protagonist is a woman.
Please check back here for book discussion “Beautiful Wasps Having Sex”.
Thank you for reading!
Someone is a few digits short of a hand in Nakadee, Louisiana. What’s worse, someone may be torturing and holding the finger-less victim captive in this small river town. Head of Nakadee Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit Captain Nate Padgett enlists the help of Forensic Anthropologist Lula Logan, PhD whom he feels he can trust since she’s having an affair with his direct report Junior Detective Devon Lemonde.
Padgett needs Logan to find out if the victim is still among the living. Dead or Alive means the difference between a local investigation or handing it over to the Feds. Meanwhile Dr. Logan has her own project underway. She’s in town to work on research project that will tell the story of the enslaved Africans who revolted against their captors in 1830 on a former plantation.
Dr. Logan has her finger on the pulse of present missing fingers case and that of the enslaved Africans of the past …the question remains,
A sinister figure is disturbing the peace in a small college town of Nakadee, Louisiana. Chopped off fingers are popping up at conspicuous locations taunting police but hidden from residents who are preparing to host […]
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