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Mildred Pierce

TV Release Date: March 27th, 2011
Directed By: Todd Haynes
Starring: Morgan Turner, Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood
Mini-series TV plot:

Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her her ambitious elder daughter, Veda. – imdb.com

Book Release Date:1941
Originally Published as: Mildred Pierce
Written By: James M. Cain
Book Description:

Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness. She used those attributes to survive a divorce and poverty and to claw her way out of the lower middle class. But Mildred also had two weaknesses: a yen for shiftless men, and an unreasoning devotion to a monstrous daughter. Out of these elements, James M. Cain created a novel of acute social observation and devastating emotional violence, with a heroine whose ambitions and sufferings are never less than recognizable. – From ‘Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group’ book jacket

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Posted by on April 19, 2011 in Books - 1941, TV Series - 2011

 

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