Saturday, January 12, 2013

What is Christine Wade reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Christine Wade, author of Seven Locks.

Her entry begins:
Well, it is not hard for anyone to imagine that when you are researching and writing a novel you can only read books that pertain to it. But what surprised me as a first-time novelist is that during the production year it is also difficult to read randomly or at all. At times I like to read in a focused way: all of one century, all of Bloomsbury or The Beats, all of one author. But at other times I like to read randomly and jump around to books as I come upon them. It is interesting that even then reading themes emerge.

Both of my recent picks just happened to be about New York in the 70’s: Just Kids by Patti Smith and...[read on]
About Seven Locks, from the publisher:
The Hudson River Valley, 1769: A man mysteriously disappears without a trace, abandoning his wife and children on their farm at the foot of the Catskill Mountains. At first many believe that his wife, who has the reputation of being a scold, has driven her husband away, but as the strange circumstances of his disappearance circulate, a darker story unfolds. And as the lines between myth and reality fade in the wilderness, and an American nation struggles to emerge, the lost man’s wife embarks on a desperate journey to find the means to ensure her family’s survival...
Learn more about the book and author at Christine Wade's website.

The Page 69 Test: Seven Locks.

My Book, The Movie: Seven Locks.

Writers Read: Christine Wade.

--Marshal Zeringue