Letters to Strabo — Olana

The opening of my new novel Letters to Strabo is set at this wonderful house. The protagonist, Finn, is inspired by his visit to Frederic Church’s house called Olana in the Catskills. Travelling in Mark Twain’s footsteps, he falls for the archivist called Eve he meets there…”I won’t try to describe the sunset to you, but it felt like we should be staring at it on our knees.”

Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, New York, Hudson River Valley , Persian- Style home of Frederick Edwin Church. Hudson River book
Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, New York, Hudson River Valley , Persian- Style home of Frederick Edwin Church. Hudson River book

Eve to Finn: “I thought of you again today as I was passing Picnic Point. Do you remember that beautiful day?”

Letters to Stabo

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