Tuesday, July 25, 2006
" 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."
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
Yes, it's that time again. Join us Thursday morning July 20 for Fiction AllSorts. The story I'll be reading is "A Father's Story" by Andre Dubus.
Andre Dubus died in 1999.
His son, Andre Dubus III, is also a writer; he wrote The House of Sand and Fog.