Thursday, April 21, 2011

What is Hallie Ephron reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Hallie Ephron, author of Come and Find Me.

Her entry begins:
I'm reading a memoir by Caitlin Shetterly, Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home. I met Caitlin at a literary festival in Florida, and I couldn't wait to start the book when I got home.

She started it as a diary during the recession. She and her photographer husband had a 2-month-old son, an empty bank account and an apartment in Los Angeles they could no longer afford. Here's how she...[read on]
Among the early praise for Come and Find Me:
“Psychologically astute and emotionally gripping ... Ephron understands that the fears we inflict upon ourselves can be more crippling than a man with a gun . . . A unique and compelling novel to be read more than once.”
—Mystery Scene

“Propelled me from first page to last in a single sitting.”

“A compelling yarn of deception and danger ... a cautionary tale about the power of information technology ... And although this novel seems to be a stand-alone, readers can hope that a sequel is not out of the question.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Ephron excels in creating an authentic view of an agoraphobic for whom the mere thought of walking down the driveway to the mailbox can immobilize her ... Diana’s emotional fragility gives a unique perspective to this character’s psyche.”
Times Leader
Learn more about the book and author at Hallie Ephron's website and blog.

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