Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Stardust, 7-Eleven, Route 57, A&W and So Forth
Last night I reread the first couple of stories in Patricia Lear’s collection in preparation for an independent study. (Full disclosure: she’s my friend Peter’s mom, but I’m guessing the people who handed her an O. Henry award, and a few others, would agree with me.) Lear is an extremely talented writer, moving and funny, SO real, – and although there’s something very easy and natural about her style, make no mistake, these are incredibly well-crafted stories. So naturally, I ended up thoroughly baffled as to how it could be that this book has been out of print for years, how many wonderful books must be out of print – so there’s room for one more copy of The DaVinci Code? Anyway, there are copies of this book out there, and I suggest you find them.