Novel Interweaves Fact And Fiction To Explore Diamonds' Allure

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This week, J. Courtney Sullivan‘s novel “The Engagements” comes out in paperback. The book has been optioned for a possible film by Reece Witherspoon’s production company, Pacific Standard.

“The Engagements” tells four fictional stories involving diamond engagement rings, as well as the real-life story of Frances Gerety, the woman who dreamed up the tag line “A Diamond is Forever.”

Here & Now revisits host Robin Young’s conversation with J. Courtney Sullivan from when the book first came out.


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