Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Pictures of You"

Caroline Leavitt's novels include: Girls In Trouble, Coming Back To Me, Living Other Lives, Into Thin Air, Family, Jealousies, Lifelines and Meeting Rozzy Halfway. Various titles were optioned for film, translated into different languages, and condensed in magazines.

Her essays, stories and articles have appeared in Salon, Psychology Today, Cookie, New York Magazine, Parenting, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, Parents, Redbook, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and New Woman, as well in numerous anthologies.

Leavitt applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, Pictures of You, and reported the following:
Okay, let’s see. Page 69. On page 69 of Pictures of You, April, the mysterious wife and mother killed in the car accident, is fighting with Charlie, over the way they each treat their asthmatic son Sam. Arguments are always interesting because it’s conflict, but for me what was so interesting here is the whole idea of how do you care for a chronically ill child and not make him feel different? Also, I think you can see the beginning of the fissures in their relationship. Who’s at fault here? I think you have to read on to find out. Or, at least I hope you do.
Learn more about the book and author at Caroline Leavitt's website and blog.

--Marshal Zeringue