Wednesday, April 05, 2017

What is Carol Weston reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Carol Weston, author of Speed of Life.

Her entry begins:
I’m lucky. I’ve been in the same book club for two dozen years, and together we have read classics like War and Peace and Anna Karenina, as well as newer novels like The Nix and Commonwealth.

One book I recently picked up on my own was Lonesome Dove. I knew that Larry McMurtry’s tome was a favorite to many, but I’d always been daunted by the length. It makes 100 Years of Solitude look short! When I finally jumped aboard, however, it was fun to gallop through the Wild West with Gus, Call, Pea Eye, Newt, Lorena, and...[read on]
About Speed of Life, from the publisher:
Sofia lost her mother eight months ago, and her friends were 100% there for her. Now it's a new year and they're ready for Sofia to move on.

Problem is, Sofia can't bounce back, can't recharge like a cellphone. She decides to write Dear Kate, an advice columnist for Fifteen Magazine, and is surprised to receive a fast reply. Soon the two are exchanging emails, and Sofia opens up and spills all, including a few worries that are totally embarrassing. Turns out even advice columnists don't have all the answers, and one day Sofia learns a secret that flips her world upside down.
Visit Carol Weston's website.

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