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Friday, March 8, 2013
12:07 pm est
The latest trend in literary fiction is the pre- and post-Bellum eras. Slavery, Lincoln, the Underground Railroad,
and sewing are the hottest topics that almost guarantee a best seller. Add a character named Honor Bright, a female Quaker
émigré from England struggling to hold onto beliefs in the free-state of Ohio, and you have a really engaging
story. The Last Runaway (January 2013), Tracy Chevalier’s seventh literary offering, has all of this. And more.
Please click www.authorexposure.com to read my review of this well-written and intriguing novel.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
1:25 pm est
Study in Decline
Almost thirty years ago I lived for a time in a small carriage house on what was
once a large farm in the heart of Chester County's prestigious horse country. I happened to drive past it a few days ago on
my way to visit an old friend. It was sadly in disrepair and decline—its roof almost caving in, most of the doors and
windows shattered and broken, its paint faded and peeling.
Very much like the carriage house in Louisa Hall's
first novel, The Carriage House: A Novel which was just released yesterday by Scribner (a Division of Simon and Schuster, Inc.).
I read an advanced copy
of this striking psychological drama about a family in decline--symbolized by the carriage house--last week. Please read my
review of it on www.authorsexposure.com. I hope it inspires you to purchase the book and and be
intrigued by it.
J. McInerney, the host of this Literary Blog, is
an author, poet, and librettist. Her currently published works include a novel, a book of spiritual inspirations,
volumes of poetry, stories
for children (of all ages) and
a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:
Miss Elmira's Secret Treasure:
A Novel of Phoenixville during the Early 1900s
Colonial Theatre: A Novel of Phoenixville
during the Roarin' 20s
Phoenix Hose, Hook & Ladder: A Novel of Phoenixville during
World War I
Columbia Hotel: A Novel of Phoenixville during the Early 1900s
the Schuylkill Monster: A Novel of Phoenixville in 1978
Portrait: A Novel of Phoenxville during World War II
Rainbow in the Sky
Meditations for New Members
of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A
Collection of More Spiritual Poems
We Three Kings
Beauty and the Beast
Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding
Originally from the New York metropolitan area, June currently lives near Valley Forge Park in Pennsylvania with her constant and loving companions, FrankieBernard and Sebastian Cat. She
is currently working on her sixth novel.