Liz and Gianna are two of a dying breed--traveling sales reps for book publishers--who sell books in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and the Deep South. Since we're constantly on the road hawking books, we must find ways to amuse ourselves. So here we've decided to share our anecdotes, adventures, favorite books, and efforts in making the world (or at least these few states) a more literate place to inhabit.
I am just now realizing that
over half the books of what will make up my year end top ten list will be
represented at the Texas Book Festival. I think our blog and its three
dedicated followers should get full credit. I’ll make t-shirts.
Now in paperback
The next author we are
suggesting, nay, insisting you not miss this year is Molly Antopol, whose short
story collection The UnAmericans is a
stunner. Long listed for the National
Book Award (in a really impressive list of writers by the way) and a winner of
the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award, Antopol is, to say the least, a rising
star. Her beautiful writing and rich characters
are what shot this book up my list this year. If I had to compare her writing or maybe the feel of this book, I would choose The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht; they are both smart, moving, original books. You know what, if you're a Lorrie Moore fan, these stories are right up your alley too. Visit Molly Saturday October 25th in the : Capitol Extension Room E1.026 at 12:45 Check out the full book festival schedule