Added 2/2/15. Recommended by Nina of my GR group. Nina posted: "It is the fictionalized version of the love affair of Robert Louis Stevenson and his fuAdded 2/2/15. Recommended by Nina of my GR group. Nina posted: "It is the fictionalized version of the love affair of Robert Louis Stevenson and his future wife/she was originally married when they met and fell in love."
Below is from the book's Goodreads page: =============================== "... she succumbs to Stevenson's charms. The two begin a fierce love affair, marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness, which spans decades as they travel the world for the sake of his health. Eventually they settled in Samoa, where Robert Louis Stevenson is buried underneath the epitaph:
Under the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie. Glad did I live and gladly die, And I laid me down with a will.
This be the verse you grave for me: Here he lies where he longed to be; Home is the sailor, home from sea, And the hunter home from the hill.
(Requiem, Robert Louis Stevenson)" ================================...more
I didn't read the book, but I saw the movie, "Wonder Boys" (2000), which I enjoyed. It starred Michael DouglRE: _Wonder Boys_ (1995) by Michael Chabon
I didn't read the book, but I saw the movie, "Wonder Boys" (2000), which I enjoyed. It starred Michael Douglas and also included Robert Downey Jr., Tobey Maguire, and Katie Holmes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185014/ Below is a quote from the movie which I've always loved: ======================================================== "Whenever I wondered what Sara saw in me--and I wondered more than once--I always came back to the fact that she loved to read. She read everything, every spare moment. She was a junkie for the printed word, and lucky for me, I manufactured her drug of choice." -Prof.Grady Tripp (Michael Douglas), in the film "Wonder Boys"  ======================================================== I think I'm a "word junkie" and love the expression! :)...more