Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Pg. 99: Diana Spechler's "Who By Fire"

The current feature at the Page 99 Test: Diana Spechler's Who By Fire.

About the book, from the publisher:
Bits and Ash were children when the kidnapping of their younger sister, Alena—an incident for which Ash blames himself—caused an irreparable family rift. Thirteen years later, Ash is living as an Orthodox Jew in Israel, cutting himself off from his mother, Ellie, and his wild-child sister, Bits. But soon he may have to face them again; Alena's remains have finally been uncovered. Now Bits is traveling across the world in a bold and desperate attempt to bring her brother home and salvage what's left of their family.

Sharp and captivating, Who by Fire deftly explores what happens when people try to rescue one another.
Browse inside Who By Fire, and read more about the book and author at Diana Spechler's website.

Diana Spechler's fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, Moment, Lilith, and elsewhere. She received her MFA degree from the University of Montana and was a Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University.

The Page 99 Test: Who By Fire.

--Marshal Zeringue