Friday, September 27, 2013

What is Lorrie Thomson reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Lorrie Thomson, author of Equilibrium.

Her entry begins:
I recently finished reading an ARC for T. Greenwood’s new novel, Bodies of Water. Absolutely mesmerizing, the love story left me aching for the characters long after I’d closed the book. T. Greenwood’s lyrical prose pull you into the lives of the lovers until their obsession is yours, until you taste their fear and worry. Until you appreciate all the sweet...[read on]
About Equilibrium, from the publisher:
In the year since her husband died, Laura Klein’s world has shifted on its axis. It’s not just that she’s raising two children alone—fact is, Laura always did the parenting for both of them. But now her fifteen-year-old daughter, Darcy, is dating a boy with a fast car and faster hands, and thirteen-year-old Troy’s attitude has plummeted along with his voice. Just when she’s resigning herself to a life of worry and selfless support, her charismatic new tenant offers what Laura least expects: a second chance.

Darcy isn’t surprised her mom doesn’t understand her, though she never imagined her suddenly acting like a love-struck teen herself. With Troy starting to show signs of their father’s bipolar disorder, and her best friend increasingly secretive, Darcy turns to her new boyfriend, Nick, for support. Yet Nick has a troubled side of his own, forcing Darcy toward life-altering choices.

Exploring the effects of grief on both mother and daughter, Equilibrium is a thoughtful, resolutely uplifting novel about finding the balance between holding on and letting go, between knowing when to mourn and when to hope, and between the love we seek and the love we choose to give.
Learn more about the book and author at Lorrie Thomson's website, Twitter perch and Facebook page.

Writers Read: Lorrie Thomson.

--Marshal Zeringue