Monday, August 23, 2010

Pg. 99: Tom Grimes' "Mentor"

The current feature at the Page 99 Test: Mentor by Tom Grimes.

About the book, from the publisher:
A chance encounter between two writers, one young, one older, develops into a wonderful friendship neither expected. Frank Conroy, author of the classic memoir Stop-Time, meets Tom Grimes, an aspiring writer and an applicant to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, which Conroy directs. First as teacher and student--and gradually as friends—their lives become entwined, and through both successes and disappointments, their bond deepens.

Exquisitely written, Mentor is an honest and heartbreaking exploration of the writing life and the role of a very important teacher.
Read an excerpt from Mentor, and learn more about the book and author at Tom Grimes' website.

The Page 99 Test: Mentor.

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