Sunday, April 22, 2012

Meg Donohue

Meg Donohue has an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, daughters, dog, and a weakness for salted caramel cupcakes.

The newly released How to Eat a Cupcake is her first novel.

Recently I asked Donohue what she was reading.  Her reply:
Blueprints for Building Better Girls by Elissa Schappell

I'm reading (and loving) this tightly written, pressurized collection of linked stories that features a cast of female characters exploring what it means to be girls, women, wives, daughters, and mothers. The protagonists are quirky, funny, and poignant, propelling the stories in unpredictable directions. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a book with sharp prose and strong female leads.
Visit Meg Donohue's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: How to Eat a Cupcake.

--Marshal Zeringue