Monday, April 23, 2018

Patrice Sarath

Patrice Sarath is an author and editor living in Austin, Texas. Her novels include the fantasy books The Sisters Mederos (Book I of the Tales of Port Saint Frey), the series Books of the Gordath (Gordath Wood, Red Gold Bridge, and The Crow God’s Girl) and the romance The Unexpected Miss Bennet.

Her numerous short stories have appeared in several magazines and anthologies, including Weird Tales, Black Gate, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Realms of Fantasy, and many others. Her short story “A Prayer for Captain La Hire” was included in Year’s Best Fantasy of 2003 compiled by David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer. Her story “Pigs and Feaches,” originally published in Apex Digest, was reprinted in 2013 in Best Tales of the Apocalypse.

Recently I asked Sarath about what she was reading. Her reply:
I’m going through a nonfiction phase, specifically about Native Americans, so two books that I’ve devoured recently are Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Tribe in American History, by S.C. Gwynne, and 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles C. Mann.

If you thought you understood the history of the culture clash between Europe and America before, hold onto your hats. This isn’t your daddy’s history lesson. 1491 is especially revelatory, as promised in the subtitle. Seriously, go read these books if you haven’t.
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The Page 69 Test: The Unexpected Miss Bennet.

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