I’m excited to share with you his virtual book talk featuring Carol by Patricia Highsmith. This book—first released as The Price of Salt under the pseudonym Claire Morgan in 1952— is based on a true story plucked from Highsmith’s own life. Carol is a riveting drama of two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950’s New York. Watch my review, and then check out the book or movie for yourself below.
Genres: Fiction, Romance, LGBTQIA+
First Released: 1952
Part of a Series?: No
Synopsis: “Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose routine is forever shattered by a gorgeous epiphany–—the appearance of Carol Aird, a customer who comes in to buy her daughter a Christmas toy. Therese begins to gravitate toward the alluring suburban housewife, who is trapped in a marriage as stultifying as Therese’s job. They fall in love and set out across the United States, ensnared by society’s confines and the imminent disapproval of others, yet propelled by their infatuation.’
Call Number: F HIGHSMITH