Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2004
CD ISBN 1596000643 $26.95 Five CDs
Sent to interview writer Ernest Hemingway, young Irish reporter Valerie Danby-Smith soon became a part of his life as his personal secretary and confidante, enjoying Spain, Cuba, and New York City with the Hemingways. She continued to be part of the Hemingway family after Ernest's suicide through her marriage to estranged son Gregory. Through Anne Flosnik's narration, listeners will see Valerie at times as a respectful admirer of Ernest and at other times as haughty about her importance to the great man and his family. Reflecting the conflicts within the memoir, Flosnik hints at Valerie's own complex personality but keeps the focus on the Hemingway men. The memoir will fascinate writers and Hemingway fans. J.A.S. 2005 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE/JULY 05]
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