Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What is Catherine Gilbert Murdock reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Catherine Gilbert Murdock, author of Heaven Is Paved with Oreos.

Her entry begins:
Right now I'm reading Paul Among the People, a discussion of the writings of St. Paul as they relate to life in the Roman world in the first century. As anyone reading Heaven is Paved with Oreos knows, the Roman cathedral of St. Paul Outside the Walls (San Paolo fuori le Mura) plays a major role in the book, so I decided (rather belatedly, one might argue) to learn more about Paul, the man. Now I'm hooked! It helps that...[read on]
About Heaven Is Paved with Oreos, from the publisher:
Fourteen-year-old Sarah Zorn intends to spend the Wisconsin summer with her “boyfriend” Curtis, waiting for a dead calf named Boris to decompose in time for the science fair. Her plans upend, however, when her fake-boyfriend strategy goes seriously awry just as her hippie Grandma Z invites her on a last-minute Roman holiday. As Sarah explores Italy’s ancient wonders, she can’t stop “boy-liking” Curtis . . . or puzzling over her grandmother’s odd behavior. Written as Sarah’s journal, this satisfying middle grade novel navigates the murky waters of first love, friendship, and family with heart and good humor.
Learn more about the book and author at Catherine Gilbert Murdock's website.

My Book, The Movie: Heaven Is Paved with Oreos.

The Page 69 Test: Heaven Is Paved with Oreos.

Writers Read: Catherine Gilbert Murdock.

--Marshal Zeringue