Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Caroline Leavitt

Caroline Leavitt is the New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You, which sold to six countries, went into five printings, and was a San Francisco Chronicle Lit Pick, a Costco "Pennie's Pick" and a NAIBA bestseller. Pictures of You is also a USA Today ebook bestseller and is on the Best Books of 2011 List from the San Francisco Chronicle, Providence Journal, Kirkus Reviews and Bookmarks Magazine. It's also one of Kirkus Reviews Top 5 books of 2011 about the Family and love.

Leavitt's new book -- her 10th novel -- is Is This Tomorrow.

Last month I asked the author about what she was reading.  Leavitt's reply:
I am an equal opportunity believer. I believe in tarot cards and science. This might explain why I’m so completely obsessed with this book called Weird Life: the Search for Life That is Very Very Different From Our Own by David Toomey. I know a few quantum physicists and they all tell me that the universe is far stranger than we can ever imagine, and this wonderful book supports that. Toomey delves into biology, science, physics and more in a way that’s as accessible as it is fascinating. He talks about parallel universes, how life might not look anything like what we imagine, and how (this one kept me up at night), we might actually be computer generated images at the whim of some master programmer.

What is life? Does it have to look like our own? After reading this book, I’m not so sure I know the answer to those questions, but truthfully, I like it that I don’t know, because it opens up so many wonderful and wondrous possibilities. Who knows if a whole world is living on your fingernails?
Visit Caroline Leavitt's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: Pictures of You.

My Book, the Movie: Pictures of You.

Writers Read: Caroline Leavitt (January 2011).

--Marshal Zeringue