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Both parties recognize the Democrats' scam
Topic - Peter Hedges
If you want to get a good idea of Katie Holmes, actress -- as opposed to tabloid star -- you can't do any better than "Pieces of April," a gem from 2003 in which she plays a pony-tailed, tattooed New Yorker desperately trying to prove herself to her visiting suburban family with an improvised, downtown Thanksgiving dinner.
The Heights in Peter Hedges' novel of the same name is Brooklyn Heights in New York, a leafy neighborhood of families living in unspoiled brownstones with mouth watering views of Manhattan.
"I'm excited to see what she does now," Mr. Hedges said. "She'll surprise a lot of people, because she's really very gifted."
"You learn a lot about a person's character when you work in those conditions," Mr. Hedges said. "What I always say about Katie is she's a good girl, she was raised right and she knows what it's like to have flown coach."