Book vs Movie: EVENING

MinotExciting news this summer: one of my all-time favorite books, Evening, is being released as a movie in late June.

Evening, by Susan Minot, is one woman’s look back on her life from her dwindling dying days. As Ann Lord passes in and out of consciousness, visitors and keepsakes trigger memories of different points in her life — and her various romances.  Sometimes her memories are clear; sometimes they rush back in fragments and blurs. It is a beautiful, sad novel, full of wistfulness and passion. I absolutely loved it.

The movie comes out on June 29 and stars Claire Danes, Meryl Streep, Toni Collette, Glenn Close, Natasha Richardson, and Vanesssa Redgrave.  I can’t wait to see it and will definitely report back after I do. I hope I am not disappointed.

One comment

  • Len
    May 24, 2007 - 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Gayle,
    This story sounds interesting, but I’ll probably wait for the movie (GREAT cast, btw). My experience with Minot has not been positive. I’m sure I’ve blown my distaste for Minot out of proportion over the years, but I really, really, really did not like either “Monkeys” or “Lust and Other Stories.” Yeah…I’m definitely waiting for the movie.

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