Unbosoming: Elin Hilderbrand

We’ve always loved Nantucket — and a holiday on the beautiful island sounds like a dream! Elin Hilderbrand’s latest has all this and more, Winter Stroll marks Christmas in Nantucket with plenty of family drama. The RT Top Pick! is out this week, and to celebrate we wanted to know more about Elin. She graciously agreed to answer our Unbosoming questionnaire …

What was the first book you read that meant something to you? 

Little Women.  Like most writers, I identified strongly with Jo.  

What book do you wish you could live in?

I would love to go back to the era of John Cheever’s stories … the Manhattan and Fairfield County of the ’50s and ’60s. And yes, I’m a huge Mad Men fan. Certain decades have elegance, and that was one of them.  

What book are you an evangelist for?

Last year, I was all about Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See and Lily King’s Euphoria. This year, my favorite is The Admissions by Meg Mitchell Moore.

What book has been in your TBR pile the longest?

A Little Life has been there for months. Everyone raves, but it’s sooo long …

If we pulled up next to you at a stoplight, what song would you be shamelessly singing?

Colder Weather by Zac Brown Band

If your ghost haunted a place, where would it would?

The Nantucket Hotel. I basically live there now.

Who do you want to hug right now?

Other than my kids? Every woman who is fighting breast cancer.

What do you do when you’re feeling discouraged?

Go running.

If you could only vacation at one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?

St John USVI.

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