On Monday 25 August, we talked with well-known Sacramento author Mary Mackey, whose new novel The Stand-In, a modern version of her ancestor Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper, this time set in Hollywood, was published by Kensington Books under her pseudonym Kate Clemens.

We discussed three novels about lonely middle-aged men by lonely middle-aged novelists:

Black Sun by Edward Abbey
published by Capra Press, Santa Barbara

To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
numerous editions, mostly published by Charles Scribners Sons

Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
numerous editions

We discussed the book and movie versions of Nick Hornby's novel High Fidelity, though neither one of us had seen the movie.

posted by Eric Tomb and others 9:35 PM

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