Kiernan is the author of the novels The Hummingbird and The Curiosity, and the newly released novel The Baker's Secret.
Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. His reply:
I just finished The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve, which I enjoyed. The plot is deceptively simple, and the main character is so sympathetic I found myself rooting for her more fiercely with every page. I also just read Celine by Peter Heller, which has his strongest characters yet, and the story possesses a wonderful spooky charm. Chris Bohjalian's The Sleepwalker had his characteristic excellent hook and the ending was a total surprise.Visit Stephen Kiernan's website.
I've also been reading deeply in the subject of my next novel, but I don't want to talk about those books until I have a clearer plot in mind.
My Book, The Movie: The Curiosity.
The Page 69 Test: The Curiosity.