Thursday, October 8, 2015

Book Beginning: The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath


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I wish I was small again, I wish I was a kid again, I wish I was me again, the me I was before everything happened.

-- The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath by Kimberly Knutsen, published by Northern Illinois University Press.

This funny literary novel tells the story of the rocky marriage between a Midwestern professor and his hippie wife who is suffering from a post-PhD slump. Things only get worse when her pregnant, free-spirit of a sister rolls into town.


Maria said...

This sounds interesting - I've never read anything by Sylvia Plath and don't really know a lot about her (other than she is a famous poet/writer). I need to find out more about her. Thanks for sharing!

fredamans said...

This is one I'd love to read. I love her poetry.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this one sounds good!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds like there's plenty of opportunity for conflict -- and that usually makes a good story! I hope you're enjoying it.
Thank you for hosting Book Beginnings.

Anne Bennett said...

oh dang, I thought it was the REAL lost diary of Sylvia Plath.

Sounds fun.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

I can always remember my mother saying that the best years of your life are those when you are a child. At the time of course, all I ever wanted to be was grown up! Now I know exactly what she meant and I am guessing that Sylvia is coming to the same conclusion :)

Enjoy the book, thanks for hosting BBOF and have a great weekend :)


Elizabeth B said...

It's nice to see Sylvia's story inspiring someone.

Diane Coto said...

I like this beginning. Very simple, but it says quite a bit. :)
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Elizabeth said...

Must be pretty bad if she wants to be a kid again. :(

Thanks for sharing.

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Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

There have been many times I wish I could go back. But not to be a kid again. I'd be happy to be late 20's early 30's again. ;-)

Lauren Stoolfire said...

The title alone makes me want to pick it up. :) Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

Sherry Fundin said...

I haven't read any of Sylvia's work, but am familiar with her name. Glad you are enjoying the book.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Sherrie said...

Hi Gillion,
Sounds like a great book.
Have a great day!

guiltless reader said...

I actually thought these were Plath's :) You've got my attention for sure~

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