Friday, January 27, 2017

"If You Are There"

Susan Sherman is a former Chair of the Art Department of Whittier College, a small liberal arts university. She is also the co-creator of one of the most successful television shows for children in the history of the Disney Channel. Her first novel, The Little Russian, was picked by Publishers Weekly as one of the best books of 2014.

Sherman applied the Page 69 Test to her second novel, If You Are There, and reported the following:
Quite a bit has happened by the time you get to page 69. Lucia Rutkowska, my protagonist, has escaped the textile mills in Warsaw and has come to Paris to make something of her life. She has managed to lose her first situation as a kitchen maid and now finds herself out on the street, unmoored; desperate; looking for a new position. She will soon find it, along with a greater understanding of truth and illusion, science and seances. Page 69 is a gateway, not only to the rest of the story, but to Lucia’s journey into womanhood with all its contradictions and uncertainties.
Visit Susan Sherman's website.

Coffee with a Canine: Susan Sherman & Henry and Bessie.

My Book, The Movie: If You Are There.

Writers Read: Susan Sherman.

--Marshal Zeringue