Firefly Lane A Conversation with Kristin Hannah Why did you choose Seattle as the backdrop for Firefly Lane Is there something unique about growing up in the Northwest that helped you to define the kind of women K
Title: Firefly Lane
Author: Kristin Hannah
A Conversation with Kristin Hannah Why did you choose Seattle as the backdrop for Firefly Lane Is there something unique about growing up in the Northwest that helped you to define the kind of women Kate and Tully become Kristin Hannah Quite simply, I chose Seattle as the backdrop for Firefly Lane because it s so much a part of who I am I ve lived in theA Conversation with Kristin Hannah Why did you choose Seattle as the backdrop for Firefly Lane Is there something unique about growing up in the Northwest that helped you to define the kind of women Kate and Tully become Kristin Hannah Quite simply, I chose Seattle as the backdrop for Firefly Lane because it s so much a part of who I am I ve lived in the Northwest for most of my life, and obviously, in all those years, I ve seen this part of the country evolve from an undiscovered gem into the Emerald City So many of the places from my youth are gone, or changed, or moved, and I guess I wanted to remember the physical reminders of those bygone days And while Kate and Tully are absolutely Northwest girls, I like to think their story will speak to women who grew up in vastly different, populated areas After all, it s ultimately about friendship, and those seeds can be planted anywhere While you were writing, at any point did you find yourself feeling sympathetic to Kate or to Tully How did you keep the weight of the plot balanced between them as their stories evolved KH There s no way to avoid the truth that Kate is than a little like me Thus, I identified with her from the very beginning she was the small town girl who had to get up in the pre dawn hours to feed her horses, and read The Lord of the Rings during every family vacation, and felt lost in the first few months at the sprawling University of Washington All of that was me, so naturally, the problem was not in feeling sympathetic toward Katie it was much about holding her at arm s length, seeing her not as an extension of myself, but as a completely fictional woman Tully was a different story entirely While many readers might be surprised by this, I really fell in love with Tully In the final analysis, she s one of my favorite characters of all time I know she s bold and selfish and myopic and ambitious to a fault, but she s also terribly broken, wounded by her parents, unable to believe in love, and ultimately very real I think all of us know a Tully in our lives, and they bring a lot of dramad a lot of fire and sparkle You have a beautiful way of showing both the tension and tenderness between mothers and daughters Was it a challenge to write Tully s painful history with her own mother, and later, the conflict that builds between Kate and her own daughter KH Honestly, I believe that the mother daughter relationship is magical, complex, potentially dangerous, profoundly powerful, and deeply transformative To put it simply, all of us have this relationship, and in a very real way, none of us comes out alive We are all formed first as daughters and then tested as mothers There s nothing like motherhood to make us reassess how we were as daughters One of my favorite parts of Firefly Lane was the circle of Kate s relationship with her mom First we see her as an angry teen, slamming the door on her motherd then later her own daughter does the same thing to her There s a real symmetry in that, a truth that many of us have learned I have often wished in the past few years that my mom were here to help me as I raised my own teenage son As a girl, with my own mom, I thought I knew it all now I know better Somewhere, I know my mom is smiling Throughout the novel, both Kate and Tully question the reliability of love Is it that question that creates the rift between them and, ultimately, reunites them in friendship KH You re right, they each do continually question the reliability of love For Kate, it s a self esteem issue She absolutely believes in love she s grown up surrounded by it but she constantly questions Johnny s commitment to her I always felt that was largely because she felt like a moon to Tully s bright and shining sun For Tully, she honestly doesn t believe that true romantic love exists, and for all of her overblown ambition and belief in herself, she has been wounded by her mother s repeated abandonment The result is that she feels she s unlovable Kate and Tully are each big personalities in their own way Was it hard to create male characters who really understand them KH The challenge with regard to male characters was not so much creating men who understood Kate and Tully, it was rather to create love stories that equaled the power and emotional intensity of the friendship After all, the men in the story were important Johnny particularly but it was really a story about the women When Wally Lamb s She s Come Undone first came out, many readers were shocked that a man could write such an intimate portrait of a woman Do you think women are in fact the best writers of women s fiction Would you ever consider writing a novel where men take center stage KH One of the great things about being a writer is that we get the chance to inhabit the minds and souls of a variety of individuals I really don t think male female is the central question in terms of the viability of a voice and or vision We writers can become murderers, animals, psychopaths, vampires, lawyers, doctors, wizards, children In short, our storytelling skills and character building abilities are limited only by our own imaginations Until recently, most of my novels while female centric in vision were equally narrated by male characters, and one Angel Falls was primarily narrated by men I didn t see the writing of that any different than anything else Do you see yourself as a writer of romance or women s fiction What do you see as the differences in these two genres is one an evolution of the other, or is the label unimportant KH I began as a romance author and moved into women s fiction about ten years ago While many definitions abound, mine is this romance is a subsection of the broad, all inclusive women s commercial fiction market Women s fiction in general is not an evolution of romance much of women s fiction is completely unrelated to any romantic elements However, it is true that many current commercial women s fiction authors began in romance Many women read fictional romance to escape the stress of everyday life and find inspiration in a happy ending Is there a primary experience that you hope your readers will have after reading Firefly Lane KH I am a sucker for a happy ending myself In fact, my husband and I often go round and round about movies in which I hate the ending and he loves it He always says I m only comfortable with happy ever after, but that s not true What I want is an emotionally satisfying, organic ending I want to be totally engaged until the last page, and I want to believe every moment up until I close the book Sometimes I want to laugh, sometimes I want to cry, and sometimes I want to scream that it can t really be over Harry Potter comes to mind on this one The point is, I want to be moved deeply That s what I look for in other books and what I hope to deliver in my own Just FYI, here are some of my favorite endings Gone With the Wind, Middlemarch, Prince of Tides, An Inconvenient Wife, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, To Kill a Mockingbird, It, Shadow of the Wind Some are happy, some are sad, some are bittersweet All are memorable If you could meet any writer, living or dead, who would it be, and what would you ask them KH There are, of course, dozens of choices here, and I could certainly go through the classics and come up with many names and questions, but the truth is that I would love to sit down with Stephen King and listen to some rock and roll, and ask him how in the world he has stayed so good for so long.
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