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Friday, August 3, 2012

Next Up

 Laura Lippman's newest. Out in 10 days!
She was one of the instructors the year I did Writers in Paradise.
 She's a gem of a writer and such a great teacher.  

CLICK HERE for a blogpost I wrote after a session with her at that amazing conference. (January in St. Petersburg- what could be better?)

What an excellent review she got in the New York Times.
Read it right here:

("“And When She Was Good,” with its title reminiscent of a spooky, overlooked 1967 gem from the Philip Roth archive... "
Surely Janet Maslin knows about the nursery rhyme --And when she was bad she was horrid?)

Putting it on my To Be Read list right now. Perfect book for the end of Summer.

If you're not convinced, check out this, from her publisher's page:

Her brilliant stand-alone novel, And When She Was Good, only reinforces the fact that she stands tall among today’s bestselling elite—including Kate Atkinson, Tana French, Jodi Picoult, and Harlan Coben (who raves, “I love her books!”). Based on her acclaimed, multi-award-nominated short story Scratch a Woman, And When She Was Good is the powerfully gripping, intensely emotional story of a suburban madam, a convicted murderer whose sentence is about to be overturned, and the child they will both do anything to keep.

1 comment:

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

And When She Was good, sounds like the best of her books ever.
Thanks for the review.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com