Memories of Holly Woode tells the story of a charming old man as he amusingly describes his perfect "Norman Rockwell" youth. John was a war hero who fished with Hemingway, traveled the globe and married the most beautiful woman in the world: Holly Woode. Young Jill considers her life to be boring and dull. She would rather escape into John's tales of adventures with his mesmerizing wife Holly than face her own domestic burdens. However, Jill learns that things are not as they appear and soon questions: WHO IS HOLLY WOODE?
Memories of Holly Woode is an illuminating tale of how a storyteller's journey can change the way we perceive our own lives, combined with humor and historical facts in the spirit of "Forrest Gump."
“Based on the distinctive storytelling of Richard Wickliffe’s saga, “Memories of Hollywood,” it was chosen as a nominee in HBO’s Project Greenlight –out of over 5,000 projects."
"An epic book that spans the lives of some richly developed characters and captures a time of idyllic innocence while suggesting secrets that portend another inevitable conclusion. This is not a simple genre piece but a true literary work, a thinking man's novel, lushly descriptive of an era, humorous but poignant, and expertly plotted. The author has not only given us a wonderful novel but a piece of his heart. Wickliffe is one of the few writers who make me want to quit writing in awe of the mastery of his craft."