Reading and Eating Local

I’ve been meaning to share this novel with you. I met Seattle author Deb Caletti at PNWA. Because I’ve watched her interviews at authormagazine.org (click on the link to watch her 2012 interview), I wasn’t surprised to like her. Her first novel-for-grownups, He’s Gone, is now out in paperback, and I’m happy to recommend it.

As an aside, while doing some sustainability research with my daughter Annie for her summer class, I visited The Essential Baking Company in Wallingford. We were sipping fancy coffees and teas and eating scrumptious desserts (I ordered a strawberry-rhubarb tart), when I remembered something I had read the night before in He’s Gone. I pulled the novel from my bag (yes, I always have two or three books with me), and thumbed through the pages. There was our heroine meeting her husband’s business partner at the very same location. I read the passage aloud to Annie and Pearl, and we told our barista, too. (He was suitably impressed.)

Literature collides with life. Nice!

While researching for this post, I went to Deb Caletti’s website and want to recommend it, as well.

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