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Francesca Recommends a Book | Manolo for the Big Girl

Francesca Recommends a Book

Being European, Francesca does not have any family members who have died fighting for America.

However, she very much appreciates America and the opportunities it has afforded her, and therefore appreciates the bravery of those who have fought for it.

Francesca is spending her Memorial Day Weekend curled up with John Updike’s Gertrude and Claudius, a fun little novel which anyone can enjoy whether they have studied  Hamlet or not (but especially if they have). It is the “prequel” of Hamlet, told from Gertrude’s point of view. Francesca is enjoying it very much.

May you all have a meaningful holiday, full of gratitude for those who made it possible.

3 Responses to “Francesca Recommends a Book”

  1. Mrs. Hendricks May 25, 2009 at 12:15 pm #

    I loved that little book! Brilliant, especially the end. Enjoy!

  2. Peaches May 26, 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    While Updike is a brilliant writer, his body of work clearly declares him a misogynist. . One an author I expect to see endorsed by our beloved Francesca.

  3. Peaches May 26, 2009 at 2:29 pm #


    Not an author I expect to see endorsed by Francesca.