Monday, August 24, 2009

Linda Morganstein-My Life With Stella Kane

In 1948, Nina Weiss, a snobby college girl from Scarsdale, goes to Hollywood to work at her uncle’s movie studio. She’s assigned to help publicize a young actress named Stella Kane. Nina is immediately thrown into the maelstrom of the declining studio system and repressive fifties Hollywood. Adding to her difficulties is her growing attraction to Stella. When a gay actor at the studio is threatened by tabloid exposure, Nina invents a romance between Stella and the actor. The trio become hopelessly entangled when the invented romance succeeds beyond anyone’s dreams. This is the “behind-the scenes” story of the trio’s compromises and secrets that still has relevance for today.

Linda Morganstein is an award-winning, overeducated fiction writer who happens to be the product of a Borscht Belt childhood in the Jewish hotels of the Catskills. In the seventies, she dropped out of Vassar College and drove a VW van to California, where she lived in Sonoma County for many years. Later, she studied creative writing with Jane Smiley in Iowa. She currently resides in the Twin Cities of Minnesota with her understanding partner and intrepid dog, Sherman.

Linda’s mystery series features Alexis Pope, self-defense instructor and recovering cynic. The first of the series, Ordinary Furies, was published in April, 2007 (Spinsters Ink).

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Ordinary Furies REVIEW
“The murder doesn’t even happen until the middle of the book, but the writing is so vivid, the character development so careful, and [Alexis] Pope so intriguing, readers won’t care... Ordinary Furies would be perfect for readers who think they don’t like mysteries...”
--St. Paul Pioneer Press

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