Lewis J. Beilman III’s short story collection, The Changing Tide, presents us with multifaceted, thought-provoking stories about life in these United States at this moment in time--yet with universal themes of race, class, sexuality, and making human connections that will continue to resonate. As I read each story, I particularly appreciated the quality of the … Continue reading #BookReview: The Changing Tide
Good morning! Before I head off to a day of meetings, I am thrilled to share Robbie Cheadle’s review of my novel TELLING SONNY. Robbie’s review means the world to me because of how well she understood and cared about my characters. Faby and Sonny are so near and dear to my heart!
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Forty-six-year-old FABY GAUTHIER keeps an abandoned family photograph album in her bottom bureau drawer. Also abandoned is a composition book of vaudeville show reviews, which she wrote when she was nineteen and Slim White, America’s self-proclaimed Favorite Hoofer (given name, LOUIS KITTELL), decided to take her along when he played the Small Time before thinking better of it four months later and sending her back home to Vermont on the train. Two weeks before the son she had with Louis is to be married, Faby learns that Louis has been killed in a single-car accident, an apparent suicide. Her first thought is that here is one more broken promise: Louis accepted SONNY’s invitation to the wedding readily, even enthusiastically, giving every assurance that he would be there, and now he wouldn’t be coming. An even greater indignity than the broken promise is that Louis’s family did not…
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A couple of weeks ago, I was scheduled to give a reading at Bookery, Manchester, a new independent bookstore in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire. I'd never been there before, and as a debut author, I was naturally worried that no one would show up. I arrived at the venue in plenty of time and had … Continue reading The Reading