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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thursday Literary Musings

The image “http://www.megwaiteclayton.com/images/WednesdaySisters_NoQuote2.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. It’s a good day for readings in the Bay Area.

I am planning to hear Meg Waite Clayton tonight at A Great Good Place for Books in Montclair. Her new novel, The Wednesday Sisters, has received high praise and is already a bestseller. It’s the story of five women over the course of 40 years.

Annie Barrows, one of the two authors of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a delightful story about the island of Guernsey and its eccentric inhabitants after World War II, will be talking tonight at Mrs. Dalloway’s on College Avenue. Barrows’ aunt and co-author, Mary Ann Shaffer, a former bookseller at Book Passage, died before publication of their book. The publisher is really pushing this one, and it is bittersweet to think that its creator never got to revel in her success.


East Bay author Ericka Lutz is trying to become the #1 blogger on Redroom. Help her out by paying her a visit. The deadline is July 31. She is both poignant and amusing. I especially enjoyed reading about her bouts of envy.

Tiny Pt. Reyes is becoming a literary destination, after the success of the recent conference on Wallace Stegner.

Anne Patchett reveals the sad truth about book tours.

1 comment:

Ericka said...

Thank you SO much for the plug, Frances. Much appreciated!