Carol Shepley, author and fellow bookie sent me this fabulous interview.and I just had to pass this wonderful talk between two of our favorite authors. They both have new books out. Patchett has The Dutch House and Strout's Olive, Again.
Entertainment magazine interviews two of Book Club Extraordinaire' favorite authors, Ann Patchett and Elizabeth Strout.
Master Class: EW puts Ann Patchett and Elizabeth Strout in conversation
By Leah Greenblatt
October 15, 2019 at 12:30 PM EDT
I just finished The Arsonist by Sue Miller. The novel centers around the story of Frankie Rowley and her family in a small New England summer town living in fear as an unknown arsonist is setting fires to the homes of the summer people. It highlights the differences between the “have nots” of the locals and the “haves” of the summer people, who take over the small village each summer. The fear heightens after each fire causes suspicion and finger pointing in the community.
Frankie has spent her life running away from her privileged upbringing. She returns to New England to her parent’s summer home to rest and reevaluate her life after many years back and forth between the US and Africa, where she worked for an NGO, caring for people living in extreme poverty. In this “too” small ordinary town, she meets and falls in love with the editor of the local newspaper. This affair is turns out to be not quite what she expected.
Here is a review from The Washington Post.
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