When mother awoke to a bunch of emails from friends telling her that The Dearly Beloved was mentioned in the NYT. She sent me this email: “Amazing. While we are amazingly proud of you, I am now feeling proud of this book, which has taken on a life of its own. I can’t wait to see what it does next.” Me, too! I really feel like it lives a life of its own these days. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/31/books/new-august-books.html
I’m amazed and honored to announce that The Dearly Beloved has ben Long Listed for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. I have incredible company on that list, and can’t wait to read all the books on it that I haven’t read, already!