Saturday, October 8, 2016

Lis Wiehl

Lis Wiehl, author of The Candidate: A Newsmaker Novel is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels. She is a Harvard Law School graduate and has served as a federal prosecutor in the state of Washington and as a tenured faculty member at The University Washington School of Law. She is currently a popular legal analyst and commentator for the Fox News Channel.

Recently I asked Wiehl about what she was reading. Her reply:
I recently read Atonement by Ian McEwan (I know, I’m a little behind the curve here) and it continues to haunt me.

It’s a combination of sheer page-turning narrative and vital, heartbreaking characters, with a complicated moral dilemma at its core. A young girl’s romantic jealousy causes her to take a seemingly minor action that has far-reaching implications for the other characters in the book, and ultimately for her.

McEwan’s World War II battle descriptions are so vivid that I found myself holding my breath at times.

In the end, McEwan pulls off a surprise that no reader can see coming. This is great writing on every level.
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My Book, The Movie: The Candidate.

The Page 69 Test: The Candidate.

--Marshal Zeringue