Wally Lamb, the brilliant author of worldwide hits, is back with a bright and beautiful homage to the strength, power, and flexibility of women. This is a story about Felix, a movie scholar who owns a night movie club. One fine evening, when he was busy setting up a new film in the booth, the "living" ghost of Lois Weber himself visited him.
Yes, the legendary director from the silent era was talking to him! He asked Felix to relive some moments from the past as they were being shown on the large screen. And, in these cherished movies, Felix reflected on the ladies who greatly influenced and impacted his own life. He shared the stories about his daughter, a writer for the NY magazine who's trying to find the perfect balance between her fierce feminism and her big-time career ambitions, and his sister, who he spent a lot of time with back in the day and learned a lot about life and the way it works.
And finally, Verna, a contender for a silly beauty contest that, surprisingly enough, became a huge hit in marketing for more than 20 years. At first, Felix was frustrated by all these "visions", but then, he came to love them and soon, the spirits of other significant muses joined him. At the end of the day, the man began to truly understand everything that the women he loved had to go through.
I'll Take You There is a magical, fascinating novel that talks about feminism, what it meant for women back in the 20th century, self-help, self-improvement, and, of course, good old silent movies. Wally Lamb's latest book is not about spaceships, mystery killers or drop-dead gorgeous women, but it's an awesome read for the true fans of literature.