Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Karen Joy Fowler

Nominated for the Pen/Faulkner award and the author of five novels, including The Jane Austin Book Club, which was brought to life on the big screen in 2007, Karen Joy Fowler continually pleases her fans with captivating stories and surprising characters.

Her latest novel, Wit’s End, merges reality with our blog-laden version of reality just as it does mystery with literary fiction. “What strikes one first is the voice: robust, sly, witty, elegant, unexpected and never boring,” writes Margot Livesey in the The New York Times Book Review. “Here is a novelist who absolutely comprehends the pleasures of imagination and transformation.”

Fowler’s intriguing view of modern life allows us a glimpse into the writer’s creative world while subtly drawing parallels with our own ability, via the internet, to draw out our own conclusions—to concoct, or simplybelieve, whatever reality we find most convenient.

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I have enjoyed putting together our little bookstore up in Squaw Valley over the past four years. We love our bookstore and it has been your support that makes it all possible, so Thank You!

I have received many requests for an online SVCW Bookstore. Some who miss us when they are away, and others who are just tired of lugging all those hardcovers around on airplanes. There are also those writers who are honest about being broke and needing to purchase books at Amazon's discounted prices. As fellow writers, we understand your pain!

For these reasons I thought it would be fun to try our hand at a SVCW Books and Authors blog. I will track down our authors and past participants and post their books, news, reviews and information and link our SVCW books to Amazon. Ten percent of every book purchased through our blog will help support the bookstore. I am looking forward to building an online archive of the outstanding collection of books represented by authors who frequent the Community of Writers.

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