I got to meet the authors of these books. Dorothea Benton Frank writes novels set in South Carolina, and The Last Original Wife is a winner. (She is very funny and really sweet too.) Lisa Scottoline spent a lot of time with every fan, she is so grateful for her readers. TIm Conway had a long line and he did not disappoint. I loved Lauren Grodstein's previous novel, A Friend of the Family, and look forward to this new one. Wiley Cash has gotten lots of love from critics and readers alike for his novel A Land More Kind Than Home, and he was very kind as well.
These books came from Amy Einhorn and I love everything I ever read from her Penguin imprint. Seven For A Secret is the sequel to Lyndsey Faye's historical NYPD novel Gods of Gotham, which I really liked. I read Liane Moriarty's last novel, What Alice Forgot, and can't wait to read this one. Freud's Mistress and its authors Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman are new to me.
Novels imagining the fictional lives of real women are still popular, with Edgar Allen Poe's wife in Mrs. Poe, Zelda Fitzgerald returning again in Lee Smith's Guests on Earth, about her time in an asylum, and Ann Frank's sister in Margot.
And of course I can't wait for Adriana Trigiani's third book in
her Valentine series, The Supreme Macaroni Company,
which publishes in November. This handy coffee mug will remind me until then.
If you were lucky enough to attend BEA, what are your favorite gets?