Ream's new novel is The 100 Year Miracle.
Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
My book club just finished discussing Euphoria by Lily King. I read it like the pages were burning up. Loosely based on Margaret Mead’s 1933 field trip to New Guinea, the book follows Nell Stone, a renowned anthropologist, and her career-jealous husband. There is little I like more in a book than an immersive setting, fast plot and strong female characters, and this book hit every one. It was one of those rare experiences when it feels like a book was written just for you.Learn more about the book and author at Ashley Ream's website.
I’m ashamed to admit this, but until recently, I hadn’t read much—if any—poetry since college. Slowly but surely, I’m rectifying that. Right now I’m making my way through Aimless Love by Billy Collins. Holy crap on a cracker, that man is amazing. I mean blow-the-doors-off incredible. “The Country” is my new favorite poem. It’s about a mouse that accidentally starts a house fire with a strike-anywhere match. How could you not want to read that? How could you not love it?
I just started reading Hold Still by Lynn Steger Strong (not to be confused with the memoir of the same name by Sally Mann, the photographer, which I also recently read and loved). It’s about a high-achieving mother and a struggling daughter, a mistake and all the ways in which love can be difficult. I’m only a little way in, but I’ve got very high hopes.
Writers Read: Ashley Ream (January 2013).
The Page 69 Test: The 100 Year Miracle.