Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Shari Goldhagen's Family and Other Accidents

" Shari Goldhagen’s debut, Family and Other Accidents, is both a blessing and a relief – a delightful medley of rich, complex characters and a plot in which you can lose yourself. It is the story of two brothers who, despite their differences and obvious failings, manage to convey what it means to be a family."

Elizabeth Taylor, Best Old New Author You May Never Have Heard Of

The fortunes of the writer whom Anne Tyler has compared to Jane Austen, Barbara Pym and Elizabeth Bowen -- "soul sisters all," in Tyler's words -- are suddenly looking up.

At this point, we only have five of Elizabeth Taylor's books in our Clackamas County Library Cooperative, but rest assured I am buying as many of her books as I can track down.

Monday, July 17, 2006