Saturday, February 11, 2017

I'll Take You There by Wally Lamb

I’ll Take You There
by Wally Lamb

Felix Funicello, a character from Wishin’ and Hopin’, is visited in the cinema by the ghost of Lois Weber. Ms. Weber was a director of Hollywood fame during the silent film era, and she has an assignment for Felix. Through watching films of his life, and sometimes being place into the films, he’s able to see his own family and culture with the gift of hindsight and different perspectives. He comes to have more appreciation for how the ideals for women have impacted his own sisters, daughter, and ex-wife. An appreciation for the feminist movement in different eras is heightened through his reflections.

( official I’ll Take You There book trailer ) | ( official Wally Lamb web site )

Recommended by Jodi R.
Gere Branch Library

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