Empty Mansions

My blogging friend George over at The Off Key of Life enjoyed reading Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. as much as I did. It’s a fascinating nonfiction story about the reclusive life of Huguette Clark, a wealthy New York heiress. Take a look!

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A couple of years ago, while visiting a small book store in Newport Rhode Island, I came across an interesting book titled, EmptyMansions. I didn’t buy it then but strangely enough, my brother gave it to me as a gift several months later. I always meant to read it but for some reason it sat on my reading shelf for over a year.

Fast forward to a couple of months ago and one of the blogs I really enjoy following is BookClub Mom. If you’ve never visited, I highly recommend giving her a look. Barbara does a terrific job reviewing all kinds of books and opening up interest where none existed before.
Coincidently, she reviewed Empty Mansions just as I was beginning to think it might be a good time to read it.

I have included the link to Barbara’s review of the book below since…

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      1. That was a really interesting interview! So many great questions and I’m guessing you could have asked a hundred more. His answer to your question about whether he thought she was taken advantage of at the hospital was interesting and, I suppose, answered as an author of this subject would.
        I didn’t realize a movie might be made and I wonder what portion of her life they might focus on and how she will be portrayed, since everyone has their own opinion.
        Personally, I think she was happy as a recluse and in her time at the hospital and while I think she was taken advantage of monetarily, I think she felt that was the price for her choice of lifestyle. Still, there must have been something to her personality or mental state besides shyness that kept her isolated in that environment for so long. It doesn’t seem normal, if any of us really know what normal is…:)

      2. I agree, I think she was happy living in the hospital. And haha – I wanted to see if the author thought she’d been taken advantage of, but he had a very diplomatic answer!

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