How much of our book selection, All The Stars In The Heavens by Adriana Trigiani is true? The book, a novel based on the life of Loretta Young, is told through the eyes of a young girl, who has to leave a convent, and becomes Young's secretary and lifelong friend. This character Alda Ducci is one made up by the author, but through her, we meet real life characters like Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and even David Niven, who lives in Loretta Young's mother's pool house.
Gable and Young did have a romance, and a child together. Less is known about Spencer Tracy, but there is a trove of information available on the web about all the actors mentioned in this novel of the Silver Screen. It's fun to do some research while you read the book. Give yourself a picture of who these people, who were larger than life on the screen, really were. We'll have lots to talk about when we meet on March 14 at 2 or 6pm in our Community Room. Please join us.