At the End of Magic by Mary Petrie was the subject of our most recent online book club on Skype with the author. We began by sipping coffee as Mary graciously read us an excerpt from the novel. Following that, Mary told us the incredibly uplifting story of how her novel was published, which I encourage you to read HERE. Mary also answered questions about her writing process, the inspiration for her characters, and plot development.
We also came up with a cast for the movie adaptation of Mary’s novel. Julianne Moore and Julia Louis-Dreyfus were ideas for Leilani. Claire Danes for Leilani’s sister, Anna, and Paul Rudd would be her brother, Seamus. I can’t remember who we said would be Delphi, but I think someone mentioned the actress from The Killing, who IMDB tells me is Mireille Enos.
Obviously, Mary must have a cameo (or more!) in her movie because other authors like Stephen King, Hunter S. Thompson, Kathryn Stockett, and S.E. Hinton got cameos in the movie adaptations of their books, that’s why. I would like to be Mary’s PA because someone thought of Sam Shepard to play Rocco and I would like to be on set for that. PLEEEEASE MARY!!!
Mary, thank you so much for participating in our book club. And thank you to the wonderful women who joined us for a delightful hour of discussion and friendship!
You can read my no-spoilers review of At the End of Magic HERE.
You can see Wil Wheaton holding a copy of At the End of Magic and not even suing me HERE.
If you want more of Mary’s writing, she blogs at Minnesota Matron HERE.
Last but not least, you can buy a copy of At the End of Magic HERE.
NOTE from Blog This Mom!®: I do not receive any compensation if you purchase At the End of Magic except for the warm and fuzzy feeling I will get knowing that you enjoyed Mary’s book. Besides, I have policies about reviews, you know, because this joint is a serious operation with policies and official legal language.