Sunday, May 19, 2013

Beth Hoffman

Beth Hoffman is the New York Times bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and Looking for Me.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Hoffman's reply:
When I love a book I’ll often read it more than once, and right now I’m immersed in my second reading of Truman Capote’s The Grass Harp. Every page offers countless reasons to reflect on the art of superb writing. I say superb because Capote’s genius shines in his ability to observe the ordinary through an extraordinary lens. I believe this sentence pretty much sums it up: “The nearest winter came was to frost the windows with its zero blue breath.”

Up next on my reading list is a collection of stories and poems by teenaged writer Ruby Urlocker. I won her book Monsters In My Closet in a blog giveaway, and when I read the poem "Hidden People," I knew she was a talent to watch.
Visit Beth Hoffman's website and blog.

--Marshal Zeringue