• Author Interviews,  Features,  Southern

    Exclusive Interview: Ann Weisgarber

    I met Ann Weisgarber some nine months ago when I requested Sophie from Mantle an ARC of her latest novel, The Promise. After that, we started talking on Twitter and she even let me interview her. Now that I’ve already reviewed The Personal History of Rachel DuPree – her debut novel – I had some questions to ask and she kindly accepted to our second interview. One of the things you must know about our friendship is that I always feel I can ask her any question and she’ll answer it. Regarding this interview, I was particularly nervous about the first one, but Ann as lovely as usual, provided me…

  • 21st Century,  General Fiction,  Southern

    The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber

    The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber was originally published in 2009 when it was also shortlisted for the Orange Award for New Writers. I first knew of Ann Weisgarber due to the publication of her latest novel The Promise – first review ever published here! – and since then we have remained in touch. When The Promise came out last March, I wanted to review her other novel and was kindly sent a paperback edition by Sophie from Mantle. From Goodreads: When Rachel, hired help in a Chicago boardinghouse, falls in love with Isaac, the boardinghouse owner’s son, he makes her a bargain: he’ll marry her, but…

  • Random

    March Update

    March has been – as I expect from the spring season – a challenging month. I have no idea why, but spring always brings along a lot of surprises, some good some others not so good. This March was no exception. I am a wintery person. I love snow, cold weather and Christmas, above all, I adore Christmas. I was born in winter and I find new beginnings in winters. But, this year I’ve found myself happy as I saw days getting longer, the sun slowly going down a little bit later every day until night no longer fell before 7 pm. I’ve also found myself longing for sunny days…