A local book group recently took on this new novel. The discussion produced dozens of insightful observations, not just about the book, but about life, marriage, the nature of love, the choices we make. Tina writes, “Legters’ Vanishing Point would be a great book club selection. As I was reading I could find many different things I wanted to talk over with someone else. Well written with great character development . . .”
As the blog tour unfolds, and reviews are coming in, I’m finding the book even more controversial than I anticipated. I knew the responses would be more complicated than those to Connected Underneath. It took more courage to write. It’s a story I was driven to tell. Here’s more from Tina:
Terrific Vanishing Point review from Utopia State of Mind. I’m especially touched by the connections the reviewer sees between this story and classic tales such as Lady Chatterly’s Lover and The Awakening. Thanks to Utopia!
Thanks to House of Books: “Vanishing Point is a stylishly written literary tale . . . (with) an elegance and beauty as illustrated here:
“Daniel’s hands are thin, and the skin also fine-grained; she would have expected a carpenter’s hands to be rough and worn, with a callous or two on the palm. Instead, when he touches her, it’s almost as if he weren’t touching her at all; she has the impression of air, and peace. Ross’s hands have become wide and heavy and obvious. If they grope her in the dark,she stays still, pretending they can’t wake her.”
“Ross had said the cherries dropping stained the flagstone. She came home one day to a stump. She’d loved its blossoms; their first spring in the house, she took a dozen pictures of them, and had one framed for the study. Ross said the flagstones were more important, and that he hadn’t known she cared.”
For more: http://sj2bhouseofbooks.blogspot.co.uk/
Join us to help celebrate June 4, 4-6 p.m. at the Fairfield County Writers Studio, 21 Charles Street, Westport CT. Food and fun. Q&A and book signing. Champagne and good cheer. We’d love to have you. It’s always wonderful when friends and writers get together.
Only recently did I learn about Art Escape in Southbury CT, a wonderful space for pursuing art and community. I’m happy to announce I’ll be there on May 23 at 7 p.m., for a reading, Q&A, and goodies. Can you come? It’s right off the Merritt, between exits 14 and 15. Here is a whole list of upcoming events. See you there!