Sunday, November 17, 2019

Fortnightly Book, November 17

Irving Stone (born Irving Tennenbaum) is most famous for his intensively researched biographical novels. While I was puzzling over what book to pick for the next fortnightly book, my happened to light on his Love Is Eternal, a book which was in my grandparents' library and which I hadn't really looked at. It sounds like a love story, I thought, and apparently it is, but it is also, somewhat improbably, a novel about Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd. I suppose that makes it rather distinctive, so we'll see if the awkward and homely Illinois lawyer and his short and emotionally troubled wife is the stuff of eternal romance. The reviews for it are actually quite favorable, so it might well be an interesting fortnight.

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