Monday, September 12, 2011

What is Susan McBride reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Susan McBride, author of Little Black Dress.

Her entry begins:
I recently devoured Barbara Delinsky’s latest novel, Escape, about Emily, a young lawyer in New York City, who realizes one day that her life’s become the proverbial rat race. She’s taking calls from people sickened by the client her firm is representing, and she’s sickened herself by having to put price tags on human suffering. Her husband’s devoted his days (and nights) to another Manhattan law firm, doing whatever it takes to make partner and putting the health of their relationship at risk. So one day, Emily picks up and leaves, driving away from the city and to a small town a few hours apart where she spent a memorable summer long ago. She doesn’t even tell James where she is, not for a few days, until she can shed the dust of the frantic life she left behind and just breathe again.

In the process of discovering what Emily really wants for herself—and her marriage to James—she...[read on]
Among the early praise for Little Black Dress:
"Written with touching insight into family relationships and what we call home, Little Black Dress is a lovely and entertaining journey into the magical side of things. I bet you'll never look at your closet the same way again."
—Sarah Addison Allen, New York Times bestselling author of The Peach Keeper

"With sparkle and wit, Susan McBride crafts both a family saga of painful secrets and a modern story of a woman who thinks she's got it all under control—until everything she thought she knew blows apart. Little Black Dress is a beguiling story of fate, love, and magic."
—Kristina Riggle, author of Things We Didn't Say

“I’m madly in love with this full-of-surprises story about secrets, family ties—and one magical little black dress. One of my favorite novels of the year.”
—Melissa Senate, author of The Secret of Joy

“An enchanting escape into a magical world.”
—M.J. Rose, internationally bestselling author
Learn more about the book and author at Susan McBride's website.

Writers Read: Susan McBride.

--Marshal Zeringue