I am trapped, she screamed silently, no one in the room hearing her inner pleas. I am trapped in a cage of poverty and mediocrity and If I dont get out I will die. Only the sound of her typewriter could be heard that night echoing throughout the shack that she had called home.
Grace Metalious had penned her infamous novel Peyton Place, which had taken the young wife and mother from obscurity in a small New Hampshire town, to the top of the literary world in the 1950s. Her life, like her writings, were a whirlwind, creating havoc and controversy with every strike of the typewriter key.
The Seasons of Grace is an unauthorized tale of Grace Metalious and her desire to tell the stories that no one dared to tell before that time. From small town life in New England to the hustle and bustle of New York City and to the unforgiving film studios of Hollywood, Graces story unfolds. This is a classic scenario where art imitates life and so does this story. The young author is coping with literary and financial successes. The author without realizing it, was creating her own Peyton Place where she herself had to live.
No novel had achieved greater recognition than her first. One out of every 29 Americans had read Peyton Place. They would dog eared the pages, underlined there favorite passages, stuffed it in the back of a drawer to concealed it from the prying eyes of others. This novel was a true sensation in both the literary world and helped form popular culture as we know it. The legacy is lastly and continues to this day.
It has been nearly 65 years since the release of her novel in 1956. The Seasons of Grace is a fictional account based on the authors life; sometimes dark, sometimes shocking, but always authentic.