The past year was challenging for most of us on so many levels. For me, it was also the realization of a long-held dream with the publication of The Lace Reader and the subsequent book tour that lasted four months and allowed me to meet some wonderful people along the way. It's inspiring to travel around the country and experience the intelligence and kindness of strangers. These person-to-person contacts convince me that there's much that we can accomplish together.
Here's to a 2009 that's better for all of us.
The Lace Reader has been chosen by Barnes and Noble as their January "New Reads" book club pick. I will be on line every day starting on the 5th. If you'd like to join the discussion, click here.
Also, The Lace Reader has been chosen by Book Bloggers as one of the top 10 books of 2008. Below is their contemporary fiction list. To see the books in other categories, click here.
Contemporary Literature All About Lulu by Jonathan Evison Gardens of Water by Alan Drew The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry Matrimony by Joshua Henkin The House at Riverton by Kate Morton Songs for the Missing by Stewart O’Nan The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski