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My Nine Lives by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
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Can you write about your own life without dragging all your people into it? Perhaps that was Jhabvala's motivation....she had the same character saying "I" but all the names were different and even the family constellations changed. It was fascinating to find the similarities, though, and think that this must have been her life: certain character traits were continued and echoed from one set of parents to another...there was often a brother. The reader wasn't sure it was all about Jhabvala, but whatever it was, it was interesting to read about.
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message 1: by Sarah (new) - added it

Sarah I'm glad it inspired you to write again.


Marlee Pinsker Dear Sarah,

Yes, it was nice. Why do other tasks swoop down to be addressed instead? I haven't gotten back to it!

Love,

M


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