Friday, June 11, 2021

Q&A with Mary Bly

From my Q&A with Mary Bly, author of Lizzie & Dante: A Novel:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

My working title was “Elba novel,” because the novel takes place on the island. It became Lizzie and Dante when I realized the characters mattered more than the island. I hope readers grow to love all three.

What's in a name?

Lizzie is an American name, and Dante is clearly Italian. Dante’s twelve-year-old daughter is called Etta: an unusual name for...[read on]
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The Page 69 Test: Lizzie & Dante.

Q&A with Mary Bly.

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