Saturday, August 3, 2019

Angie Kim

Angie Kim moved as a preteen from Seoul, South Korea, to the suburbs of Baltimore. She attended Stanford University and Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, then practiced as a trial lawyer at Williams & Connolly. Her stories have won the Glamour Essay Contest and the Wabash Prize in Fiction, and appeared in numerous publications including Vogue, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon, Slate, The Southern Review, Sycamore Review, The Asian American Literary Review, and PANK. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and three sons.

Kim's first novel is Miracle Creek.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
I’m reading an ARC of The Hidden Things, the fourth novel of one of my favorite writers, Jamie Mason. I find her novels to be quirky, twisted, original, and vivid, and this one is no exception. It starts when a half-minute home-security-camera video of a teenager fighting off an attack goes viral. Just barely visible in the corner of the shot is a famous stolen painting. How did this painting come to be hanging on the wall of a suburban home? Who will see it? What will they do about it? Jamie Mason gives us a masterful mystery, full of twists and red herrings. But more than anything, I loved Carly, the teenager who becomes a social media hero. Most highly recommended!

Another book I just finished is another favorite author Louis Bayard’s ninth novel, Courting Mr. Lincoln. It’s historical fiction about Abe Lincoln, as written from the POVs of two people who were very close to him—Lincoln’s best friend and roommate Joshua Speed and Lincoln’s eventual wife Mary Todd. As I started reading, I was transported to the richly-detailed world Louis Bayard has created, and the suspenseful triangle between Lincoln, Speed, and Todd made this book unputdownable.
Visit Angie Kim's website.

My Book, The Movie: Miracle Creek.

The Page 69 Test: Miracle Creek.

--Marshal Zeringue