Hammond new novel is Friday's Harbor.
A couple of weeks ago I asked the author about what she was reading. Hammond's reply:
Right now I’m reading Delia Ephron’s recently released book of autobiographical essays, Sister Mother Husband Dog: Etc. As an essayist she’s new to me, though I recognize her screenplays. Maybe I should say I’m sipping the book instead of reading, because I love it—not only the topics, but the words she chooses, and how she puts them together—so much that I’m double-reading sentences and doling out just one or two essays a day, so the book doesn’t end too quickly.Learn more about the book and author at Diane Hammond's website and follow her on Facebook.
Six months or so ago, I found myself abandoning book after book within several pages. What the hell? I’ve always been a respectful reader, giving almost anyone at least 50 pages of my time; but now, no. I didn’t know what I was looking for until I found Cheryl Strayed’s collected Dear Sugar columns in Tiny Beautiful Things and was so excited I had to stop reading to pull myself together. Here was a clear, resonant, eloquent voice I wanted to last forever. And now, Delia Ephron.
I count myself lucky to have found them both.
Read--Coffee with a Canine: Diane Hammond & Petey and Haagen.
The Page 69 Test: Friday's Harbor.
My Book, The Movie: Friday's Harbor.