Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A-Z Wednesday

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A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicky of Reading at the Beach

Welcome to A-Z Wednesday!!
To join, here's all you have to do:
Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week.
Post:
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link (amazon, barnes and noble etc.)

Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment.(We all love comments, don't we?) Who knows? You may find your next "favorite" book.

This Week's Letter is "N"


'Night Mother by Marsha Norman

A daughter, Jessie, and her mother, Thelma (referred to as "Mama" in the play). The play opens with Jessie calmly telling Mama that by morning she'll be dead, as she plans to commit suicide that very evening (she makes this revelation all while nonchalantly organizing household items and preparing to do her mother's nails). The subsequent dialogue between Jessie and Mama slowly reveals her reasons for her decision and her life with Mama and how thoroughly she has planned her own death, culminating in a disturbing yet unavoidable climax.

I don't often read plays, but this was suggested by a friend. I loved it. Very touching. A quick and sad read. I haven't seen the play or movie starring Sissy Spacek. The movie is very hard to find, but it seems to be on youtube. Go figure.

12 comments:

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Oh my gosh! Wow, this sounds intense. When I was a teen (ages ago!) I used to love reading plays. I haven't read one since. This sounds like a real good one.

Nise' said...

Sounds very emotionally intense. I am sure that Sissy Spacek is wonderful in this production!

Zia said...

This sounds like an intense read. I've never read a play before.

carolsnotebook said...

I haven't read a play in a while. This one sounds like a very emotional read, though.

Kristen said...

Wow! Emotionally wrenching I would imagine.

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gautami tripathy said...

I like plays! Sounds good to me.

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kaye said...

sounds like a good read, thanks so much for stopping by today.

Beth said...

Wow, I don't know if I could get through that. It sounds very sad.

Bryan R. Terry said...

Sounds rough.

My N Book is HERE

me again said...

GREAT choice for N!
(My N book is on my blog today.)
:-)
==lennie==

Vicki said...

Different, which I love.
Great choice!

Thanks for playing.

Irene said...

I had heard this was excellent. Thanks for playing.