Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ann Hood's Makes the ABA "Great Reads" List

Ann Hood visits today to present her new novel (just published yesterday!). The book was also just listed on the March 2013 American Book Association's "Indie Next Great Reads" list, reviewed and recommended by independent booksellers across the nation.

Here's the review:

The Obituary Writer: A Novel, by Ann Hood (W.W. Norton & Company, $26.95, 9780393081428)
“Vivien, who suffered an incredible loss in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, helps others cope with their grief by making their lost loved ones come alive on the page. Claire, a young wife and mother in suburban Washington, D.C., who is caught up in the excitement of the 1960 Kennedy inauguration, wants ‘more’ but she’s not quite sure ‘more’ of what. Theirs are compelling lives of love and loss, romance and friendship, marriage and motherhood, promises made and unreasonable hopes kept alive, and the mystery that is their connection. Literary mystery, love story, and historical fiction — all beautifully told with expertly drawn characters make this one great novel!”

More about the visit:  http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/archives/mirabelli_hood13.html