Thursday, April 16, 2020

"The Last Bathing Beauty"

Amy Sue Nathan is the author of Left to Chance, The Glass Wives, and The Good Neighbor.

She applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, The Last Bathing Beauty, and reported the following:
This experiment amazed me. The Last Bathing Beauty is written in two timelines crossing seventy years, so I thought perhaps that one page would illuminate one timeline or the other, but not both.

I was wrong.

Page 69 is the seedling of the love story that is the crux of the book in both timelines. This is when the main character spends time with her first love and you know it's a good thing going on. Page 69 is the relationship kick-off, per se, and would give a reader a good sense of where things headed in 1951 and then, it actually mirrors the emotions and backs up the intensity of the emotions in the present.

Learn more about the book and author at Amy Sue Nathan's website, Facebook page, and Twitter perch.

Coffee with a Canine: Amy Sue Nathan & Mitzi and Lizzie.

--Marshal Zeringue