Recently I asked Gordon about what she was reading. Her reply:
I am addicted to thrillers and newly published fiction -- I love to see how contemporary writers create suspense and hook you on their characters. I just finished reading Julie Glass' latest novel, And the Dark Sacred Night, which is a wonderful unraveling of family secrets and deals with how withholding information can damage multiple generations. I've read all of Ward Just's well-crafted novels, and have started on his new one, American Romantic, and he's got me time-traveling back to the 1960's and Vietnam.Visit Meryl Gordon's website.
For pure escapism, Chris Pavone's thriller The Accident, set in the world of publishing, provided a great dose of adrenaline with a twisty plot. I also lost sleep to Jean Hanff Korelitz' You Should Have Known" which starts off slow but builds to a rousing finish.
Finally, I have given all my friends Jane Gardam's Old Filth Trilogy -- wonderfully written, truly satisfying.
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