Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What is Elizabeth Wein reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity.

Part of her entry:
Sitting open-spined on my coffee table, actually piled on top of each other, are physical paper copies of Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry and The FitzOsbornes in Exile by Michelle Cooper (another vaguely World War II related spy story, go figure!). I romped through the first half of the Cooper, put it down, piled the McMurtry on top of it, and promptly forgot about it. I don’t know what’s wrong with...[read on]
About Code Name Verity:
When “Verity” is arrested by the Gestapo, she’s sure she doesn’t stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she’s living a spy’s worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution. They'll get the truth out of her. But it won’t be what they expect.

As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage, failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from a merciless and ruthless enemy?
Learn more about the book and author at Elizabeth Wein's website and blog.

Writers Read: Elizabeth Wein (January 2008).

Writers Read: Elizabeth Wein.

--Marshal Zeringue