My congratulations to
"local" author Lee Martin on his nomination for
a Pulitzer prize!
Lee Martinís novel THE BRIGHT FOREVER was a finalist
for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction.
Lee Martin will be at the Barnes &
Noble Easton store on Thursday June 8th at 7:00 pm.
We will discuss THE BRIGHT FOREVER and then have a question and
answer session following our conversation. Mr. Martin will sign
copies of his novel after the event. There is no charge for the
event. Plan on arriving early, seating is limited.
Week of May 11 | Lee
is my guest this week. We discuss THE
BRIGHT FOREVER, his new novel which has
recently been published by Shaye Arehart Books.
discovered Mr. Martin's work in 2000 when
I read his memoir FROM OUR
was, and continue to be, impressed with his prose.
He is a natural storyteller who sets his stories in small town
America. His characters are
people you know and grew up with.
FOREVER is a different type of book for Lee.
It is a thriller, but not strictly a who-dunnit. The novel explores
'why they dunnit'. This, I
think, is what separates the novel from its competitors.
I read the
book in two sittings, then read it again a couple of weeks later. The
first time through I just wanted to find out what happened. The second
time through I read it with an eye on the structure Lee used.
It is told
from differing points of view, along with third person narrative. The
novel's structure leads to its suspense. It is a novel that you should
read. Lee is an English professor at The Ohio State University, so the
interview took place at my house. I hope you enjoy it.