Friday, December 18, 2009

Stephen King Top Pick of 2009? Waters' LITTLE STRANGER

Stephen King's Top Ten Books of 2009 column from last week's Entertainment Weekly is up on EW's site. Uncle Stevie's top pick? Sarah Waters' THE LITTLE STRANGER--"a deeply textured and thoughtful piece of work. Several sleepless nights are guaranteed."

[Edit 12/23: King was also quoted on The New Yorker's book blog about his fave of '09: "Like the best ghost stories, this is a tale of deepening obsession . . . authentically horrifying."]

Riverhead May 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

NIGHT NAVIGATION in Psychiactric Services

Ginnah Howard's NIGHT NAVIGATION, whose themes include addiction and mental illness, has been awash in praise from newspapers, blogs, and literary journals since its publication in April 2009--rave reviews include those from, among others, New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus.

How does the title hold up under the critical eye of the psychiatric world? Just as well, it seems--Psychiatric Services, a monthly journal for mental health professionals and others interested in mental health issues, published a similarly positive review of NIGHT NAVIGATION in its December 2009 issue. The reviewer praises the verisimilitude of Howard's story, stating: "clearly [Howard] has either done her homework or has had first-hand experience with addiction and its meandering course."

Final analysis? "An entertaining and worthwhile true-to-life story about complicated people grappling with vexing problems."

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt April 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Stills from the Lynne Barasch Museum Corner Exhibit @ Middle Country Public Library

The above and below photographs show the gorgeous exhibit featuring the lush, original sketches of author/illustrator Lynne Barasch now available to visit at the Middle Country Public Library in New York State.

Mark your calendars--Lynne will appearing at the exhibit on January 16th!