“The setting is, to the best of my ability, completely true,” Wright said. “I didn’t want to make up anything about Cooperstown. It’s a really special place, and I couldn’t find it in myself to fictionalize it.”
In her effort to paint an accurate picture of Cooperstown past, Wright said she benefited from the village’s almost timeless quality.
“Once of the many nice things about Cooperstown is that it hasn’t changed too much, as far as the geographical setting,” Wright said. “You can’t even look at most towns and see what anybody would have seen years earlier. That’s completely not true about Cooperstown.”
While Wright’s family has since moved away from Cooperstown, she said her parents and brother’s family still have homes in the area, and that she was married at her parents’ house in Springfield Center.
“I’ve been in Brooklyn for 10 years, and I don’t envision leaving, but I spend a lot of time (in Cooperstown) still, and it is still the place I feel the most known,” Wright said, “which is the best definition of home I can think of.”