Friday, August 19, 2011

What is Linda Urbach reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Linda Urbach, author of Madame Bovary’s Daughter.

Her entry begins:
I like reading anything tragic or dark. You would think that this would make me a reader of non-fiction and current events. But, no, I prefer fiction. I like reading about dysfunctional families, relationships that don’t work, diseases that can’t be cured, murderers that almost get away with it. I find that these kind of subjects cheer me up enormously.

That being said, I loved Freedom. Jonthan Franzen is the dean of dysfunction. Not only is he a brilliant wordsmith but he is clearly a man with a mission. It took him 10 years to write this book. In an interview with Charlie Rose he...[read on]
Among the early praise for Madame Bovary’s Daughter:
“A lavishly textured sequel to a timeless literary masterpiece.”
—Margaret Flanagan, Booklist

“Engrossing, vivid, beautifully written, adventurous, and often heart-rending…I just loved this novel!”
—Stephanie Cowell, author of Claude and Camille: A novel of Monet and Marrying Mozart

“Grand in scope--a classic tale of rags to riches, tragedy to triumph and passion to vengeance. Saga fans…will rejoice!”
RT Book Reviews (Top Pick! ****1/2)

“Richly detailed, stunningly imaginative…A fascinating, complex heroine. Readers will rejoice.”
—Melanie Benjamin, author of Alice I Have Been and The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb
Learn more about the book and author at Linda Urbach's website and blog.

Writers Read: Linda Urbach.

--Marshal Zeringue