Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Meryl Streep Movie Club

Meryl Streep is an actress that has been around as long as I can remember, yet I have never really thought about how many different movies she has been in - and the list is long. In Mia March's women's fiction novel, The Meryl Streep Movie Club, Lolly, the matriarch in the family runs and operates a bed and breakfast in a small Maine tourist town.  Each Friday evening she picks a movie starring Meryl Streep, as a few guests, Lolly and her daughter and nieces join to watch and discuss the various selections.
Everyone has come together because Lolly has been diagnosd with pancreatic cancer.  Despite the fact that the family has never really discussed feelings or been close, they are now coming together and realizing how much they mean to each other.  And although Lolly's health crisis is by far the most serious and with the most devastating consequences, each of the three women Lolly raised are going through their own personal crises.  And, as they discuss the movies they watch each Friday all of the women learn more about each other, and discover a real love and respect for each other.
Not only did I love this book, I also want to watch some of the movies these ladies watched.

1 comment:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love Meryl Streep -- can't believe I hadn't heard of this book...LOL