Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What is Amy Hatvany reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Amy Hatvany, author of Outside the Lines.

Her entry begins:
I recently stumbled across SerĂ© Prince Halverson’s debut novel, The Underside of Joy, and was immediately drawn into a complex world of blended families - one I’m intimately familiar with, being a step-mother myself. The story explores the relationship between a step-mother - reeling in grief over the recent loss of her husband - and the natural mother, who allegedly deserted her children when they were very young. After the death of the father, a custody dispute ensues between the women, and family secrets unravel. Halverson’s prose is...[read on]
About Outside the Lines, from the publisher:
When Eden was ten years old she found her father, David, bleeding out on the bathroom floor. The suicide attempt led to her parents’ divorce, and David all but vanished from Eden’s life. Since childhood, she has heard from him only rarely, just enough to know he’s been living on the streets and struggling with mental illness. But lately, there has been no word at all.

Now in her thirties, Eden decides to go look for her father, so she can forgive him at last, and finally move forward. When her search uncovers other painful truths—not only the secrets her mother has kept from her, but also the agonizing question of whether David, after all these years, even wants to be found—Eden is forced to decide just how far she’ll go in the name of love.
Learn more about the book and author at Amy Hatvany's website.

The Page 69 Test: Outside the Lines.

My Book, The Movie: Outside the Lines.

Writers Read: Amy Hatvany.

--Marshal Zeringue