May 3rd, 2020 There’s an old Irish proverb that goes like this: It is in the shelter of each other that people live. It feels like it could have originated anywhere. It sounds like a lovely song lyric. And it … Continue reading IN THE SHELTER OF EACH OTHER
Something happened yesterday that still has me reeling and I wanted to share it with all of you. In INCENDIARY, the blog I posted just a few days ago about author Chris Cleave’s intense and beautiful first novel, I mentioned “The story behind INCENDIARY”, the piece that he posted several years ago on his own website, in which he shares the story of the catastrophic coincidence of the 2005 London Bombing and the launching of his novel. The honesty of that piece moved me, and I was especially affected by his mention of the fact that he had written such an emotional and … Continue reading AUTHOR CHRIS CLEAVE RESPONDS TO THE ONLINE BOOK CLUB!
I could have so easily missed Chris Cleave’s first novel. I was standing in front of a packed bookcase at Chapters, and the salesperson next to me pointed to Little Bee, Cleave’s third novel and said that it was … Continue reading INCENDIARY