Thursday, April 26, 2007

What is Wendy Werris reading?

Wendy Werris, author of An Alphabetical Life: Living It Up in the World of Books, is the author of the latest entry at the very cleverly-named "Writers Read" blog.

Werris's comment on one of her recent reads:
There's the new Laura Lippman novel, What the Dead Know, and as one who's new to her work I'm pleasantly surprised by Lippman's almost poetic style of characterization. It's branded a mystery, but the narrative and characters are so boldly drawn that it rises well above the genre. I'm enthralled.
See what else Werris is reading.

Among the praise for An Alphabetical Life:
"A profoundly moving and endlessly entertaining book where love illuminates every line - a young woman's love for writers and writing, a Sixties kid's love for her home town (Los Angeles) and, above all, a daughter's love for her father. Grips you from the first line and stays in your memory long after you have closed the final page. A quiet, brutally honest masterpiece."
-- Tony Parsons, bestselling author of Man and Boy and One For My Baby
Visit Werris's online journal and official website, and check out the Page 69 Test results for An Alphabetical Life.

--Marshal Zeringue