Friday, April 27, 2007

Laura Wiess

Laura Wiess is the author of Such a Pretty Girl and other books.

I recently asked her what she was reading. Her reply:
I’m in research mode right now, exploring a variety of books that have suddenly intrigued me. This urge to delve into a batch of unrelated subjects has happened before, and I’ve learned to indulge it because I never know what’s going to strike a chord.

From the stack: A Gentle Plea for Chaos by Mirabel Osler, A Life Shaken: My Encounter with Parkinson’s Disease by Joel Havemann, Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams by Lyle Leverich, Hunting Humans: The Rise of the Modern Multiple Murderer by Elliot Leyton, The Home: A Memoir of Growing Up in an Orphanage by Richard McKenzie and Woodswoman by Anne LaBastille.

For pleasure, I’m reading Sherman Alexie’s Flight, and waiting impatiently for A.M. Jenkins’ Repossessed, due out June 1, 2007.
Visit Laura Wiess' website, her LiveJournal blog, MySpace page, Amazon blog, and the "Welcome to the Asylum" blog.

Published in January 2007, Wiess' Such a Pretty Girl has been accumulating a long list of positive reviews and endorsements.

Read a brief excerpt from the novel.

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--Marshal Zeringue