Wednesday, September 07, 2011

What is Lesley Kagen reading?

Today's featured contributor at Writers Read: Lesley Kagen, author of Good Graces.

Her entry begins:
I read three to four books at a time. Usually one literary, one with a strong sense of humor, and one mystery. Depending upon the mood I'm in on any given day, that's the book I'll pick up.

I just completed Megan Abbott's The End of Everything. I was drawn to the subject matter, child abduction, as it's something that I write about as well. I was also intrigued by the fact that it was narrated from the POV of an adolescent girl. A captivating story with complex relationships. Intense and...[read on]
Among the early praise for Good Graces:
"Spend happy hours following the O'Malley sisters through the sweltering summer of 1960 on Milwaukee's West Side. This humorous, passionate novel of childhood is full of evocative local detail and the lives of wild, smart children."
--Milwaukee Magazine

"Moving, funny, and full of unexpected delights, this is one sequel that just might be even better than the original gem. Kagen crafts a gorgeous pageturner about love, loss and loyalty, all told in the sparkling voices of two extraordinary sisters."
--Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You

"A beautifully woven story... You will weep for and cheer on the O'Malley sisters...[and] immediately miss them once the last page is turned."
--Heather Gudenkauf, author of These Things Hidden and The Weight of Silence
Learn more about the book and author at Lesley Kagen's website.

Writers Read: Lesley Kagen.

My Book, The Movie: Good Graces.

Writers Read: Lesley Kagen.

--Marshal Zeringue