Her new novel is Benjamin Franklin's Bastard.
Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Cabot's reply:
I’ve just finished reading the latest book by one of my favorite authors, Elinor Lipman, The View from Penthouse B. Ms. Lipman’s book are deceptively easy reads that leave one pondering the greater questions long after the cover is closed (or the “off” key is pressed), which is both a delight and a curse for a fellow writer. I can escape without undo strain to a new place, but sometimes I have trouble leaving that place and returning to the work at hand.Visit Sally Cabot's Facebook page.
As a writer of historical fiction it might at first appear that Ms. Lipman and I would have little in common, but The View from Penthouse B being a work about a widow, and on reading that Ms. Lipman was recently widowed, I imagine her engaging in some of the same struggles that I do, choosing how much fact to include among the fiction. Do I dare go one outrageous step further and compliment myself by saying we share a similar comedic sense? I think so – after all, I’ve been hanging out with Benjamin Franklin for over three years now.
My Book, The Movie: Benjamin Franklin's Bastard.
The Page 69 Test: Benjamin Franklin's Bastard.