TMI? You decide. VICE
And together with some very fine company. Kindle 25 Select.
The novel has been out less than a week and already has 324 reviews, the majority of which are five stars. I’m overjoyed.
After sixteen years of trying to give this emotionally complex story the writerly attention it deserved, Things We Set On Fire is finally available wherever books are sold.
Stay tuned for something extraordinary beginning this Friday, November 1st, one month before the official release of Things We Set On Fire.
In Reed’s engrossing examination of one family’s lifelong meltdown and possible resurrection, Vivien “Vivvie” Fenton’s story begins with a dark implication about the death of her husband 30 years ago in a hunting accident. Vivvie’s two adult daughters, Kate and Elin, have long since flown the coop in desperate efforts to find happiness. When Vivvie receives very unexpected word that Kate is in the hospital and that her own two young daughters need someone to come get them, the past and all its wounds threaten to smash everyone’s lives yet again. Elin’s somewhat orderly life on the other side of the country is wildly upset when Vivvie calls her and begs for her help with her two nieces as Kate lingers on the precipice between life and death. The entanglements of a family burdened with dark secrets, personal motives, and an eventual implosion that still rocks each of their lives to the core quickly surface in the face of this new tragedy, propelling the story and its irresistible characters. Suggest this one to fans of Elizabeth Strout. —Julie Trevelyan
April 1st is the deadline to apply for this two week writing seminar in Germany this summer where I have the honor of teaching with a stellar faculty from around the world.
If you are a student you can receive college credit, too. It’s the only English creative writing program in Germany, and it’s right on the border of France and Switzerland.
Would you like to write and study literature at one of Europe’s oldest universities?
How about doing all this in a lively, picturesque German town in the enchanted Black Forest?
Come to Freiburg this summer to be inspired — learn poetry, fiction and nonfiction in a provocative, intimate setting with some of the finest writers writing in English.
Attend the Black Forest Writing Seminars July 23 – August 6, 2013.
My second to last event as a Portland author [sad face]. All you folks out in Hillsboro and thereabouts come on out to the Bards & Brews event this evening. Readings, author chats, and a full wine and food menu at Primrose and Tumbleweeds.
7:00 -9:00 pm tonight
Primrose & Tumbleweeds
248 E Main St
In historic old town Hillsboro