April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffany's
by Truman Capote
Published by Vintage Books • November 6, 2008 (1958)
160 Pages • ISBN 978-0679745655 • Paperback

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Book description:
In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm.

This volume also includes three of Capote's best-known stories, “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar,” and “A Christmas Memory,” which the
Saturday Review called “one of the most moving stories in our language.” It is a tale of two innocents—a small boy and the old woman who is his best friend—whose sweetness contains a hard, sharp kernel of truth.

A perennial favorite, I recently listened to the Audible edition narrated by Michael C. Hall and was delighted to find that he brings as much heart and soul to Holly Golightly & Co as I find when reading it in print.

If you’ve only ever seen the film (which is a fantastic movie, IMHO), or you are entirely unacquainted with Holly, do yourself a favor a pick up this book. It’s a slim volume and won’t take much time at all to read, but I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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