Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Ecco
"I think I know something about sorrow, Mr. Macfadden. My father died young, leaving my mother to support 3 children."
"Most of our stories are about heartache. What do you know about that?"
I pause--just say whatever it takes to get the job. "I was involved with a man who turned out to be married." Straight out of True Story!
He looks pleased. "But you lived to regret it?"
"Yes, sir, I did."
"Atta girl. Sin, suffer and repent. That's our motto. You're hired."
The visuals in the books are just stunning. I loved the idea of using old postcards, vintage ads and
other memorabilia from the 1920's all arranged in scrapbook fashion. Some of the items I even recognized from my childhood. Wow, did that make me feel old!! Please be sure to listen to Caroline Preston's trailer as she tells how this book came about.
This is one of those books you could just keep perusing over and over. The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt would make a wonderful gift, (once you have your own copy!). It's definitely a keeper to be savored time and again. 5*****To see some sample pages from the book, please visit Harper Collins.
Disclosure: A review copy of the book was provided Harper Collins by in exchange for my honest
opinion. Thank you, Heather!
Through the generosity of Harper Collins, I am allowed to give away up to 5 copies of this book. Open to US only. Deadline to enter is November 12th at 5 PM (est)
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