Having my novel appear in the U.S. was a real thrill for someone brought up on U.S. television, music, and books.
Writing the novel was a quick but intense process. This seemed necessary – not only did the narrative demand a certain amount of speed and reckless energy, but I could also feel myself as a first-time writer outgrowing it and becoming distracted by other newly forming ideas.
We asked you to tell us what you’re reading these days and you certainly didn’t disappoint!
Find out which books topped your list of recommendations from last week’s Mother’s Day sweepstakes.
“Odd, dark, comical, confusing,” says RIFer Sharon. “It brought to mind Steve Erickson and David Foster Wallace.
The city of San Francisco is a character in the melee, and the most vivid one at that. I need to read it again and make a flow chart!”
Now in paperback wherever books are sold, The Dead Do Not Improve is the anticipated debut from Grantland editor Jay Caspian Kang. Named a #1 Critics Pick by Time Out New York.
Kira Walton shares her favorite literary Moms – from the classic Mrs. Dalloway to recent bestseller Room to debut novel Mother, Mother.
Maybe it’s because I like my novels on the dark side, maybe it’s because these women haunted me long after I turned the last page.
Whatever the reason, these five Moms top my list, and they’re all tragic mothers in literature.
Celebrate Mother’s Day by entering for a chance to win a Box o’ Books to add to your library, to give to a mom in your life, or perhaps do a little of both!
We have a very special Mother’s Day giveaway for our readers! A Mother’s Day Mystery Box full of a randomly selected mix of 10 books a mom will love: romance, thriller, memoir, cookbooks, craft books.
TO ENTER: post a comment with a ONE-SENTENCE REVIEW OF THE BOOK YOU’RE READING NOW. We’ll select Five (5) winners at random from among all comments posted by 11:59 P.M. (Eastern Time) on May 10, 2013.
Congrats to Diane S., Jan T., Amy S., Ashley I., Mary Lois A. and 95 other members of the Read It Forward community!
Their entries were selected at random to win an Advance Reader’s Copy of Kevin Kwan’s outrageously funny debut novel Crazy Rich Asians.
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