A touching, thoughtful novel for the end of summer

Hi Friends,

As summer winds down, I want to put in a plug for a fantastic story that I think will touch many of you.

The Liability of Love, a new novel from my friend and fellow Connecticut author Susan Schoenberger, is now available. Please check out the buy link on Amazon. There are more links on Susan’s website.

Here’s what Kirkus Reviews had to say:

“In matter-of-fact prose studded with pithy observational gems. . . the various players can only get what they deserve by speaking their own truths. A keenly observed, compassionate, and absorbing work.”
                                                            —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

I read an early version of this manuscript when Susan and I were part of a “First Chapter” critique group. The finished novel exceeds what any of us imagined this book could become.

Please join me in congratulating Susan and enjoy this read.

–Karen

Summer Reading

summer-reading-006Summertime and the reading is good this year. We’ve selected our seasonal picks, and will surely be spotted toting them on vacation and to neighborhood parks. Here’s what we’ve chosen:

 From Karen:

My extremely well read sister has shamed me into reading Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past. Okay, there are a few holes in my education. This is one I’m going to fill.

Then I’m onto two new novels that I can’t want to get my hands on. They’re from two of my favorite contemporary authors.

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From Cathy:

My book group never fails to steer me toward books I certainly wouldn’t choose for myself, and usually end up glad to have read. The one I’m reading now is no exception. Even though I’m not much of a nonfiction reader, Missing Man, about a spy who disappeared in Iran, grabbed me from the start. I’ll pass it along to the hubby too.

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After that somber read, I’ll need a pick-me-up. And my all-time favorite, Anne Tyler, is just the ticket with her latest–a modern-day version of Taming of the Shrew, coming out on June 21:

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What are YOU reading on the deck, at the pool, by the ocean? We need more ideas. Please leave us a comment and share your summer reading picks! (By the way, no need to insert your name or email address when you comment. Just type and hit Post.)