Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Liar's Diary by Patry Francis

I came across a post about The Liar's Diary by Patry Francis last winter. I raced out, bought the book and consumed it in two evenings. It is a taut, suspenseful psychological mystery.

Through Sunday Scribblings and other blogs about writing and books, I met Laini. She hosted an author's party for Patry as she made her way through down the west coast promoting her book. What a great evening meeting a very funny and sweet Patry. Meeting Laini and Jim, being in the presence of a writing and literate community.

The Liar's Diary comes out in paperback today. I have to let my reading club know. It would a great read for a book club. I hope it does well.

More importantly, I hope Patry does well in fighting her life threatening health issues. (I just learned of her challenge Sunday). I keep coming back to that spring evening where she laughed and talked about being on the book tour and looked forward to traveling the Oregon coast. What a difference a year makes. Today, as I turn 55, I am reminded life is precious. Positive thoughts coming your way, Patry.

3 comments:

Patry Francis said...

Happy birthday, Jone. I have such wonderful memories of my night at Laini's. Much love to you--

Rethabile said...

I haven't read the book, yet. But I simply love the poetry of Patry Francis. I hope she's working on a book, or on submitting to Canopic Jar.
;-)

I didn't know about the ailment. Yes, positive energy is wished upon you, Patry.

Inland Empire Girl said...

Happy belated birthday and thanks for the book recommendation.