Greetings from the last leg of book tour! Sending thoughts and good wishes to everyone in the path of Florence. I hope you’re tucked up well away from the storm with a pile of good books and that all your loved ones are safe.
It’s been a week of planes, trains, and automobiles! (Not always in that order.) In the book tour reading binge, I consumed Jenny Colgan’s The Endless Beach, which made me cry on a plane and scare the person next to me. (If you read it, you’ll see why.)
I was so lucky to meet Katherine Center on book tour– and even luckier that she gave me a copy of her latest, How to Walk Away, about a woman who loses the use of her legs and the life she knew in a plane crash and has to figure out how to start over. The writing is so good and so clever and so snarky, and so are the characters– and the story so upbeat– that now I have to go and hunt down her backlist.
Last but not least, I’m in the middle of an ARC of a book that comes out next year: Evvie Drake starts over, by Linda Holmes. It’s about a woman in a small Maine town who’s widowed the very day she planned to finally leave her husband, who winds up taking in a washed up Yankees pitcher as a boarder. That description doesn’t do the book justice: it’s a “can this plane sit on the tarmac a little longer, please?” kind of book, with lovable characters and irresistible prose.
And now I’m off to catch a train….
What have you been reading this week?