Title: Quartet in AutumnAuthor: Barbara PymPublisher: Pan MacmillanPublication Date: 1977Genre: Fiction, British LiteratureRating: 3/5 stars Quartet in Autumn follows four coworkers in their 60s, near or at retirement: Marcia, Letty, Norman, and Edwin. They work at a nondescript office, doing work that doesn't seem important or perhaps, even necessary. Marcia and Letty have retired and … Continue reading Quartet in Autumn
Silver in the Wood is a woodsy folktale that harkens to the old gods and mischievous fae.
As of September 7, 2021, I have officially signed with a literary agent! Kaitlyn Johnson of Belcastro agency will represent me in getting my latest novel published! Kaitlyn has a lot of experience in submitting to the Big 4 publishers, and I have no doubt she and I will be a successful partnership! More details … Continue reading BIG NEWS: I signed with a literary agent!
A couple weeks ago, I shared the good news about being offered lit agent representation for my jinn necromancer novel. A second agent reached out to me to offer representation! This may seem like a dream, and for about one second, it was. But it's rather stressful choosing between two amazing agents, who are both … Continue reading BOOKISH NEWS: I GOT OFFERED REPRESENTATION – again!
Tiffy answers Leon's ad for a strange, but potentially doable living arrangement: sharing a flat, and not only that, but sharing a bed. Just not at the same time.
The novel I've been working on the last 3 years, about a necromantic jinn and her daughter, has been offered representation! I started querying in June/July, and sent my queries to 80+ agents, with 5-6 requests for partials and fulls. But yesterday, glorious yesterday, an agent Zoomed me to offer representation! Nothing's official yet, but … Continue reading Bookish news: I got offered representation!
What a clever book! It certainly reminded me a bit of Knives Out, where an unwitting young woman gets dragged into family squabbles after an inheritance isn't doled out quite as everyone expected.
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I love how the couple grows--of course, it's all cliche, he being a reserved, brooding man, and she a friendly, bubbly woman. But there's something about the two of them together that had me reading the book all day long. And of course, there's drama. And the drama really spiced things up a bit.
What was most interesting was how Marguerite settled into her life as the wife of an Arab. She learned Arabic, respected the customs, and settled in living in the wadi, or valley, including using donkeys, selling items to tourists, and climbing up the jabal, or mountain.