'Descendents' Author Counts Her Blessings

Few would-be novelists are able to get their books published, let alone get their debuts turned into movies starring George Clooney.  But, as reported in this issue of Shelf Awareness, that's exactly what happened to new author Kaui Hart Hemmings.  Set in Hawaii, her book The Descendents tells the story of wealthy landowner Matthew King, his two out-of-control daughters, and his comatose wife, whom they are about to remove from life support.  Now, the author of The Descendents is counting her blessings; the movie adaptation of her book is premiering November 18th, and you'll see plenty of the author's friends and family as extras in the background.  Reserve this book before the rush here at your Community Library!

1 comment:

  1. I really had no idea what this book was going to be about and truthfully couldn't put it down despite the fact that it is kind of depressing. I liked the character development a lot and it was a quick moving book thought gloomy.