Well, I managed to read all four books I had with me on vacation. I won’t mention one of them, because I really did not enjoy it, and I think it has already received more publicity than it merits, but the other three are well worth your attention:
—Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It is Maile Meloy’s latest story collection. Sad, creepy, and oh-so-smoothly-crafted. The story “The Girlfriend” is still haunting me.
—Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir. Stay tuned for an interview here on the blog with this book’s super-smart author, Sue William Silverman.
–Unnamed novel. I think it’s generally bad form to publicize the titles of books you have under review before the actual review appears. So you’ll have to wait a little while to hear about this one. But you WILL hear about it (my editor is expecting the review on Saturday, which is going to be a bit of a challenge, but I’m up for it!). Sorry for the delay.
What have you all been reading lately?