|Sena Jeter Naslund and the St. James Court fountain|
Ms. Naslund, a former poet laureate of Kentucky, is the author of Ahab's Wife, Four Spirits, and Abundance, a novel of Marie Antoinette.
Although I have yet to read any of Ms. Naslund's books (they tend to be very long), I have met her several times. Once was at a private evening reception held in the home of a mutual friend who lives on St. James Court. This was for the publication in 2010 of Adam and Eve. There was a meet-and-greet portion to the evening and then Ms. Naslund was to read from her book. I was sitting in the dining room and she was in the living room reading aloud. I couldn't see her so there was just this disembodied voice filling the air. A memorable experience and just a tad weird
But I can tell you for sure that the fountain at night is a wonder to behold!
Belle, I just read a sample of this book on my Nook! It's very interesting.ReplyDelete
I did like Ahab's Wife, but haven't read her other books. As you say, they're long. :)
I think 'Ahab's Wife' was very popular, Kat. I may just have to settle in and read this newest one just for the local connection.Delete
I love fountains. This one indeed looks beautiful.ReplyDelete
Joyce in KS
I love fountains too, Joyce. I think every street should have one as beautiful as this one. The area was originally home to the Southern Exposition (1883-1887) and when it left, the residential neighborhood took its place. I can't find any history on the fountain itself, though. That seems odd!Delete
Oh, how nice for you to get to meet her! I've only read Ahab's Wife, which I loved. I must look for her other books. I don't know why I haven't read any more by her. Probably because I have a ridiculous number of books on my TBR pile and list.ReplyDelete
Kathy, I may have to give this book of hers a try because of the local connection of the fictional writer it features. But like you say, the TBR pile already totters dangerously.Delete