Monday, October 19, 2009

Coffee with a canine: Yona Zeldis McDonough & Queenie and Tallulah

Today's featured trio at Coffee with a Canine: Yona Zeldis McDonough & Queenie and Tallulah.

Queenie and Tallulah's best qualities--
Queenie is adorable, frisky, affectionate. Tallulah has a kind patience and acceptance that are very touching.
--and proudest moments:
Tallulah has learned to push her food dish into the center of the room with her snout to indicate that it is chow time; I think she is very pleased with herself for having figured this out. Queenie is most proud, I think of her athletic prowess: she can leap, prance and run like the wind, despite her very short legs.[read on]
Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of the novels The Four Temperaments, In Dahlia's Wake, and Breaking the Bank.

She is also the editor of the essay collections The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty and All the Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader. Her short fiction, articles, and essays have been published in anthologies as well as in numerous national magazines, and newspapers.

Among the praise for Breaking the Bank:
Yona Zeldis McDonough scores in Breaking the Bank.
Vanity Fair

Yona Zeldis McDonough's star-bright new novel, "Breaking The Bank," is not really a fable of our times—it accurately portrays our times, where the improbable is sometimes made real. By showing the way we live now, Ms. McDonough illustrates, in language and situations no one else could have created, just how strange and fascinating and true urban life is for the witty hopeful pragmatists that populate this lovely and fully realized work.
—Hilton Als, staff writer, The New Yorker
Visit Yona Zeldis McDonough's website and blog.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Yona Zeldis McDonough & Queenie and Tallulah.

--Marshal Zeringue