As I work on edits this week, I've found some special words to guide me.
Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.
And speaking of Pulitzer, I'd like to give a shout-out of congratulations to Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitteridge, the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
In a starred review, Publishers' Weekly calls this series of interconnected stories "easy to read and impossible to forget."
In yet another starred review, Booklist says, "Though loneliness and loss haunt these pages, Strout also supplies gentle humor and a nourishing dose of hope. People are sustained by the rhythms of ordinary life and the natural wonders of coastal Maine, and even Olive is sometimes caught off guard by life’s baffling beauty."
There's a new paperback edition come out 4/27/09 for only $8.40 on Amazon. That's a lot of quality fiction for the price! Follow the link above to check it out.