I am excited to announce the EDIWTB February Online Book Club: Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt, which I wrote about earlier this month. Algonquin has generously agreed to provide copies to EDIWTB readers who would like to read the book and discuss it here.
Here is the Amazon summary:
Leavitt's ninth book (after Girls in Trouble), a touching story of loss and discovery, centers on photographer Isabelle Stein, whose stifled Cape Cod life and marriage crumbles when she discovers her husband has gotten his mistress pregnant. She packs up her cameras and takes off, but has a horrific car accident in Hartford, Conn., that kills the woman in the other car. As it turns out, the dead woman is April Nash, who lived a few blocks away from Isabelle's home on the Cape, and April's son, Sam, now believes Isabelle is an angel who can help him communicate with his mother. Once Isabelle ends up back on the Cape, she, Sam, and April's widower, Charlie, develop a strong but strange bond as they all try to sort out what comes next. Leavitt explores the depths of grief and the sticky spots sorrow pushes people into, and though the story stumbles sometimes into too saccharine moments, Leavitt's near bottomless reserve of compassion for her imperfect characters will endear them to readers.
Pictures of You comes out on Tuesday, January 25th.
If you would like to participate in the EDIWTB book club for Pictures of You, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information in the following format:
Thanks again to Algonquin for facilitating the book club! Looking forward to a great discussion in February.