One of the joys of living in New York is the access to authors. As a reader it's an especial treat to hear, and sometimes meet, favorite authors. This summer marked the 75th anniversary of Penguin Books and to celebrate the occasion one of my favorite authors read at our local Barnes and Noble.
Happy birthday to Penguin!
Janice Lee reads from "The Piano Teacher"
Mary is all-smiles as she gets her copy of "The Piano Teacher" signed
I attended with two of my favorite book-loving friends, Mary and Terry, and it was a great evening. "The Piano Teacher" is a wonderful novel, compelling and thoughtful. It takes place in Hong Kong, during and after World War II, and for those of us who enjoy historical fiction, it is a terrific read. Thanks, Penguin and Barnes and Noble and thanks too, Mary and Terry for wonderful company.
What were the literary highlights of your summer, favorite books, new authors discovered? Please share, it's Literary Monday. Hugs and happy reading!