Thursday, October 06, 2011

What is Ann Hite reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Ann Hite, author of Ghost On Black Mountain:

Her entry begins:
I'm always reading something because I'm a book junkie. But this month’s reads are as follows:

Postcards From Nam by Uyen Nicole Duong is a stirring book with haunting aspects. Mimi is a Vietnamese refugee, who at the age of twelve escapes the fall of Saigon in April of 1975 by securing a place on one of the overcrowded American transport planes. Her father manages to secure the family passage to the United States from their refugee camp in Thailand. Over the years in her new life, Mimi sheds her Vietnamese name and childhood memories. She is the poster child for living the American dream and grows up to attend law school at Harvard. Then the postcards arrive one at a time: handmade paper with intricate drawings, both disturbing and beautiful at the same time. Always they are postmarked Bangkok and signed Nam. Mimi begins...[read on]
Among the early praise for Ghost On Black Mountain:
"Pull up a rocker and gaze into the hills at sundown. Old-time front porch storytelling unfolds in this dark, twisted tale where hardscrabble lives, murderous secrets, and ghosts intersect on a mysterious mountain."
--Beth Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

"An eerie page-turner told in authentic mountain voices that stick with the reader long after the story ends."
--Amy Greene, author of Bloodroot

"Haunting, dark and unnerving, Hite's brilliant modern gothic casts an unbreakable spell."
--Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You

"The authentic voice of Nellie Pritchard, who comes to Black Mountain as a new bride, wraps around you and pulls you deep into this haunted story. Ann Hite delivers an eerie page-turner that I couldn't put down."
--Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Gods in Alabama and Backseat Saints
Learn more about the book and author at Ann Hite's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: Ghost On Black Mountain.

Writers Read: Ann Hite.

--Marshal Zeringue