Thursday, February 22, 2007

David Ebershoff's "Pasadena"

David Ebershoff's latest novel, Pasadena is featured today over at The Page 69 Test.

Among the praise for Pasadena:
Wuthering Heights meets East of Eden.”
Wall Street Journal

Pasadena is like a grand opera.... [David] Ebershoff must be applauded for the grandness of his design, for grand characters, For grand setting, and... for his grand vision of Pasadena as the center of ‘real history.’”
Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Both a triumph of historical re-creation and a full-bodied romance.... You feel that, if you were transported back to Pasadena in 1925, Ebershoff’s book would enable you to find your way around perfectly.”
Baltimore Sun

“Ebershoff’s crafting of characters is so sharp, so perfect, that we ache for most of them.... [He] has us in thrall, and every word he writes counts."
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Full of detail and unerring language... magically evokes the rich and varied landscape of Southern California.’”
Boston Sunday Globe

“A luxurious tragedy... gorgeous, full of romance and disaster.... Pasadena is a novel to get lost in.”
Christian Science Monitor
Read an excerpt from the novel as well as David's brief essay, "The Novel Born in a Traffic Jam."

David Ebershoff is also author of the short story collection, The Rose City, and the bestselling novel, The Danish Girl.

Check out how well the Page 69 Test served Pasadena.

--Marshal Zeringue