Wednesday, April 18, 2007

"The Vanishing Point," the movie

The current feature at My Book, The Movie: Mary Sharratt's The Vanishing Point.

Before clicking over to see who the author imagines directing and acting in an adaptation of her novel, try to pick your own cast. Here are the basics for the story and the characters:
Set in 17th century Maryland, The Vanishing Point tells the story of two star-crossed sisters entwined in a mystery. The older sister, May Powers, leaves her native England for an arranged marriage to a tobacco heir in Colonial Maryland. When Hannah at last arrives at the backwater plantation, her sister has vanished and her grief-stricken brother-in-law, Gabriel, is entirely alone. Did May die in childbirth, as he claims, or is something darker at work? Hannah, haunted by her lost sister and torn by her unexpected feelings for Gabriel, embarks on a twisting maze toward discovery.
Read on for Sharratt's casting ideas.

Read a profile of Mary Sharratt on, an interview with her at Literary Mama, and a conversation with her.

Sharratt's acclaimed first novel, Summit Avenue, is now in its third printing. Her second novel, The Real Minerva, explores the theme of female outlaws in a 1920s Minnesota town.

She is co-editor of Bitch Lit: "A refreshing alternative to Chick Lit, Bitch Lit is a smart and subversive celebration of female anti-heroes."

Visit Mary Sharratt's official website and read an excerpt from The Vanishing Point.

The Page 69 Test: The Vanishing Point.

--Marshal Zeringue