Friday, February 09, 2018

What is Elizabeth LaBan reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Elizabeth LaBan, author of Not Perfect: A Novel.

Her entry begins:
As an author, I am sometimes asked to read a book early – either to offer a blurb or to offer feedback. I was lucky enough to be asked to read This Bright Beauty by Emily Cavanagh, with the hope that I would like it enough to offer a blurb – and I did. I loved it. This is her second novel published by Lake Union Publishing, and I now plan to order her first. This one will be available on March 1. It is the story of twin sisters whose relationship shifts and changes over the course of their lives, but always remains one of the most important connections to both of them. Ultimately, it is about the importance of family and family history, and how the secrets...[read on]
About Not Perfect, from the publisher:
Tabitha Brewer wakes up one morning to find her husband gone, leaving her no way to support herself and their two children, never mind their upscale Philadelphia lifestyle. She’d confess her situation to her friends—if it wasn’t for those dreadful words of warning in his goodbye note: “I’ll tell them what you did.”

Instead, she does her best to keep up appearances, even as months pass and she can barely put food on the table—much less replace a light bulb. While she looks for a job, she lives in fear that someone will see her stuffing toilet paper into her handbag or pinching basil from a neighbor’s window box.

Soon, blindsided by catastrophe, surprised by romance, and stunned by the kindness of a stranger, Tabitha realizes she can’t keep her secrets forever. Sooner or later, someone is bound to figure out that her life is far from perfect.
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